Will Smith is set to play Richard Williams, the father of tennis legends Venus and Serena Williams in a new film titled, King Richard.
The new film centers around Richard Williams, who overcame hardship and his own troubled past to coach his daughters, starting from age four, to become tennis superstars. Richard used to train his daughters on the tennis courts of Compton, Calif. despite not having a background in tennis, and gang violence rife in the area.
The film will be produced by Tim and Trevor White for their Star Thrower Entertainment and Smith for his Overbrook Entertainment
Smith is currently in production for Bad Boys For Life.