Warner Bros. has dropped the first trailer for King Richard, starring Will Smith as Richard Williams, the father of iconic athletes Venus and Serena Williams.
The film also stars Saniyya Sidney and Demi Singleton as Venus and Serena Williams, Aunjanue Ellis as Oracene “Brandi” Williams, Jon Bernthal as coach Rick Macci and Tony Goldwyn as coach Paul Cohen. Dylan McDermott also stars.
Here’s the official description: Based on the true story that will inspire the world, King Richard follows the journey of Richard Williams, an undeterred father instrumental in raising two of the most extraordinarily gifted athletes of all time, who will end up changing the sport of tennis forever. Driven by a clear vision of their future and using unconventional methods, Richard has a plan that will take Venus and Serena Williams from the streets of Compton, California to the global stage as legendary icons. “King Richard” is a profoundly moving film that shows the power of family, perseverance and unwavering belief as a means to achieve the impossible and impact the world.
The film is directed Reinaldo Marcus Green and written by Zach Baylin. The producers are Tim White and Trevor White under their Star Thrower Entertainment banner, and Will Smith under his Westbrook banner. Isha Price, Serena Williams, Venus Williams, James Lassiter, Jada Pinkett Smith, Adam Merims, Lynn Harris, Allan Mandelbaum, Jon Mone and Peter Dodd serve as executive producers.
Watch the trailer below:
The film will be released in theaters on Nov. 19 and on HBO Max via their Ad-Free plan for 31 days following theatrical release.