Will Smith to Play Serena and Venus Williams' Dad Richard in New Movie: Report

PEOPLE.com | 3/5/2019 | Staff
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Will Smith is set to star as Serena Williams and Venus Williams‘ dad!

On Monday, Deadline reportedthis link opens in a new tab that Smith, 50, is “poised to play” Richard Williams in a new movie that chronicles the life of the tennis legends’ father.

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Though the script has not yet been sold, the potential biopic King Richard will center around Williams, 77, and how he “overcame tremendous hardship, skepticism and his own troubled past” to coach his daughters to tennis stardom, according to Deadline.

PEOPLE is out to Smith’s representatives for comment.

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Despite not having an extensive background in tennis, when Serena, now 37, and Venus, now 38, were children, Williams wrote up a 78-page plan to...
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