Fans react to the trailer release of "King Richard" starring Will Smith as Richard Williams, father of famed athletes Serena and Venus Williams.
The Warner Bros film is set as a biopic set to retell the triumphant tale of the Williams Sisters iconic rise from obscurity and various barriers to becoming household names within the tennis and sports world. The decorated duos rise to legendary status has been a story many have followed and found intrigue in for years.
Serena and Venus will be played by Saniyya Sidney and Demi Singleton and their mother, Oracene "Brandi" Williams, Richard, played by Aunjanue Ellis. The mix pf new and old star studded cast will surely create a masterful storytelling of the talented duo's rise from Compton to the Hall of Fames.
The movie follows the families turbulent beginnings in which Richard Williams pushes his daughters into a world of persistent training and leveling up. The film is being executive produced by Serena, Venus, as well as sister Isha Price so it's sure to detail their rise to glory in a manner that truly captures their journey. Check out the trailer down below!
The movie is set be be in theaters and streaming exclusively on HBO Max on November 19. Many fans are understandably excited as many biopics such as "Ali", in which Will Smith also played the starring role, were met with critical acclaim and soon became classics. Here's what Twitter had to say about the first look at the new movie.
I doubted Willard but this King Richard trailer alone has me in tears. THE ICONS. 🥲 pic.twitter.com/ijAtABiQ0P— OnlyKayla$ (@OnlyKayla3) July 28, 2021
I started crying because I was watching the new #kingrichard trailer with will smith and he reminds me of my father so much and now I’m crying— riy (@riyydonn) July 28, 2021
The trailer for #KingRichard absolutely made me emotional. I’ve literally spent the last 15 minutes watching it over and over, I’m not exaggerating one bit. This story will be special. Congratulations on your Oscar, Will Smith.— KingC (@ChristopherTC18) July 28, 2021
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Written by Precious Onukwuli