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Will Smith will star as Richard Williams, the father of tennis champions, Venus and Serena Williams.
The biopic is an upcoming project, and will highlight the life of Louisiana native, Richard Williams. The film will display him teaching his daughters tennis, while raising them in Compton, California.
Richard had no prior knowledge of the sport tennis, but he didn’t let that stop him. He studied the game, and formulated a 78-page paper to guide his daughters into their professional careers, according to Deadline.
The film is written by Zach Baylin, and will be titled King Richard. It will be produced by Tim White, and Trevor White’s, Star Thrower Entertainment.
There is no expected date of release, because we all know Will Smith is busy on set of Bad Boys 3, and preparing for his role in the live action Aladdin.