Based on the inspiring true story of the rise of tennis legends Venus and Serena Williams.
Will Smith is already getting Oscar buzz for his powerful performance as the hard-nosed father, turned tennis coach.
This profoundly moving film shows the power of family, perseverance, and unwavering belief as a means to achieve the impossible — and truly change the world.
Based on the true story, King Richard follows the journey of Richard Williams (Will Smith), an undeterred father raising two of the most extraordinarily gifted athletes of all time — Venus and Serena Williams — who will alter the sport of tennis forever.
Witness a father's vision for his children's future, his unconventional methods, and his love as he executes a brilliant plan to take his daughters from the streets of Compton, California to the global stage.
Aunjanue Ellis plays the girls’ mom, Oracene “Brandi” Williams, Saniyaa Sidney (“Hidden Figures") stars as Venus Williams, Demi Singleton (TV’s “Godfather of Harlem”) stars as Serena Williams, with Tony Goldwyn (the “Divergent” series) as coach Paul Cohen and Jon Bernthal (“Ford v Ferrari”) as coach Rick Macci.
King Richard hits cinemas and streams exclusively on HBO Max (for a fee) from November 19.