Will Smith Had His Family’s Support at the ‘King Richard’ Premiere Will Smith had the support of his family on his big night! The 53-year-old actor was joined by wife Jada Pinkett Smith and their kids Jaden and Willow Smith at…
King Richard tells the story of tennis superstars Venus and Serena Williams by focusing on their father and trainer Richard. While the family-approved version of his story avoids any frank analysis of his potentially abusive methods and struggles around race, Will Smith’s movie-star charisma and an unbeatable underdog story are an undeniable draw. In theaters and streaming on HBO Max Nov. 19.
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – On Thursday, KUSI’s Logan Byrnes talked with, Michael Brunker, Retired Executive Director of the Jackie Robinson Family YMCA about the “King Richard” movie coming to theaters Nov. 19, 2021. The film, is about the true story of sports legends Venus and Serena Williams, which stars two-time Oscar nominee Will Smith, under the direction of Reinaldo Marcus...
Will Smith stars are the father of tennis legends Venus and Serena Williams in "King Richard": a new movie opening in theaters on Friday. The film also marks a big leap forward for a 14-year-old performer from NYC, Demi Singleton, who plays Serena.
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – “King Richard” is a new film following the life of Richard Williams, father and coach of Venus and Serena Williams, staring big names such as two-time Oscar nominee Will Smith. Michael Brunker, Retired Executive Director of the Jackie Robinson Family YMCA, joined KUSI’s Jason Austell on Good Morning San Diego to discuss the film. Categories: Entertainment,...
Game, set, match! Will Smith is the star of King Richard, a film that tells the story of Richard Williams, the father of Venus Williams and Serena Williams. The movie, directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green, looks at how the sisters from Compton, California, became two of the greatest athletes in tennis history — and the role that their domineering dad played in helping them get there. Smith told Entertainment Weekly that the character appealed to him for a very personal reason. “[He] remind[ed] me a lot of my father,” the actor said in November 2021. “It was that same generation — men that used to fix everything with their hands. I understood what it was like to live at the edge of survival and to try to sustain a dream.” Over the course of nearly three decades, the Williams sisters have gone from being teen phenoms to sport icons, winning 30 Grand Slam titles between the two of them. However, Serena said her father was the driving force behind her and Venus’ success — which is why the film is named after him. “There are so many ways to tell this story,” she told EW in November 2021. “But I think telling it through my dad was the best way because he had the idea. He knew how to do it.” The Louisiana native didn’t play tennis himself, but “he stayed up many nights watching films so he could teach us,” Serena said in a 2003 interview with Oprah Winfrey. “He taught our mom and then they taught us. … Our father doesn’t get enough credit. He showed us how to serve, and we have the biggest serves in women’s tennis.” The film covers a seven-year period in the ‘90s when Richard was trying to get his daughters noticed by elite coaches — but Serena admitted that the things happening on screen still felt real to her now. “There’s a scene where my dad says…” she said in a November 2021 interview with Smith before catching herself. “Well, Will says that you’re doing this for every Black girl. And that really hit me in a different way because obviously at the time we didn’t know.” Richard has taken a less visible role in his daughters’ careers, but Smith hopes the film will keep his legacy alive. “One of the greatest honors as an actor is to be able to celebrate someone’s legacy while they’re still here creating it,” the Men in Black star wrote via Instagram in July 2021. Keep scrolling to learn more about King Richard:
Don’t miss the new movie about Venus and Serena’s father! Film Fest 919 concluded its fourth annual run in Chapel Hill Sunday, and the festival drew big crowds over the weekend, smartly scheduled while the football team was idle. The lineup of first-run feature films was again amazing and will surely grow the unprecedented number […]
King Richard, 2021. Directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green. Starring Will Smith, Aunjanue Ellis, Saniyya Sidney, Demi Singleton and Jon Bernthal. SYNOPSIS: The story of the Williams sisters, and the father who helped to position them for tennis superstardom. Sporting underdog stories are ten a penny, but they seldom come as enormous as the tale of […]
Warner Bros. Pictures has released the trailer for 'King Richard', a new film surrounding the upbringing of Venus and Serena Williams. The film stars Will Smith, Tony Goldwyn, Sinyya Sidney, and Demi Singleton. Watch the new trailer, which features a new song called 'Be Alive' from Beyoncé, now!
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The second trailer for Kenneth Branagh’s wonderful Belfast has just dropped. Now, it has won the Audience Award in Toronto, Middleburg and the Mill Valley Film Fest. At the Heartland Film Festival King Richard won the Audience Award at the Heartland Film Fest, along with “The Rescue” earns Documentary Special Presentation Audience Award and “Mass” wins […]
The Philadelphia Film Festival will feature "King Richard," the biopic about Venus and Serena Williams' father starring Will Smith. The festival runs from Oct. 20-31. Its lineup also includes Wes Anderson's "The French Dispatch," Kenneth Branagh's "Belfast" and Peter Hedge's "The Same Storm."