According to Deadline, Will Smith has been tapped to play Richard Williams in the upcoming movie, King Richard. Richard is the father of Venus and Serena Williams. In the early 1990s, all Mr. Williams had to his name was: (1) zero background in tennis; and, (2) a bunch of people telling him that he was in-over-his-head in trying to manage both Venus’s and Serena’s playing careers. So, what did Mr. Williams do with that?
Of course, Mr. Williams just went onto raise the two best athletes that have ever come out of Compton, California, in any sport; and, as they say, the rest is history. Currently, there isn’t a set date for the release of the new film; however, once we get a definite date on the calendar, this is shaping up to be a must-see movie.