Will Smith is set to portray Venus and Serena Williams’ father in the upcoming film, King Richard.


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The sister duo are known as two of the greatest tennis players of all-time with multiple titles and Olympic gold medals under their belts. Their father, Richard Williams, trained them at a very young age when they began playing tennis.

Richard’s story as the foundation of his daughters’ careers is getting a spotlight on HBO Max.

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In the trailer below, Smith’s character is heard telling his stars in training that he has “not one but two Michael Jordans.”

The film’s official synopsis reads: “Based on the true story that will inspire the world, King Richard follows the journey of Richard Williams, an undeterred father instrumental in raising two of the most extraordinarily gifted athletes of all time, who will end up changing the sport of tennis forever. Driven by a clear vision of their future and using unconventional methods, Richard has a plan that will take Venus and Serena Williams from the streets of Compton, California to the global stage as legendary icons. King Richard is a profoundly moving film that shows the power of family, perseverance and unwavering belief as a means to achieve the impossible and impact the world.”

Check out Will Smith in the King Richard trailer below: