'King Richard' Trailer Sees Will Smith as Venus and Serena Williams' Father and Coach

Based on the true story of how the Williams sisters became two of the most celebrated athletes in history.

Entertainment
2,897 Hypes 3 Comments

Warner Bros. and HBO Max have unveiled the official trailer for the upcoming film King Richard, which stars Will Smith as Venus and Serena Williams‘ father and coach, Richard Williams.

Directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green, the biographical drama film is based on the true story of how the Williams sisters became two of the most celebrated athletes in history — largely in part due to the coaching of their father, Richard, who began training them at a young age. The trailer for King Richard focuses on both the internal and external hardships the family went through as many doubted the skill and possibility of Venus and Serena becoming tennis superstars. “The most dangerous creature on this whole Earth,” Smith says in the trailer, “is a woman who know how to think. Ain’t nothing she can’t do.”

Joining Smith in the cast are Saniyya Sidney as Venus, Demi Singleton as Serena and Aunjanue Ellis as Oracene “Brandy” Price and Jon Bernthal as Rick Macci, two coaches who also trained the Williams sisters.

King Richard was first announced in 2019 and was initially set to release in November 2020, but was delayed due to the pandemic. The film is written by Zach Baylin and produced by Tim White, Trevor White and Smith, as well as Overbrook Entertainment and Star Thrower Entertainment.

Watch the full trailer above. King Richard premieres November 19 in theaters and on HBO Max.

Elsewhere in entertainment, HYPEBEAST spoke to Margot Robbie and John Cena for The Suicide Squad.

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

New King Richard' Trailer Gives a Glimpse at Will Smith as Venus and Serena Williams' Loving Father
Entertainment

New King Richard' Trailer Gives a Glimpse at Will Smith as Venus and Serena Williams' Loving Father

The trailer also features a new song from Beyoncé.

Serena and Venus Williams Withdraw From U.S. Open Due to Injuries
Sports

Serena and Venus Williams Withdraw From U.S. Open Due to Injuries

Joining Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, who also pulled out of the competition.

'Coming 2 America' Trailer Sees King Akeem and Semmi Return to New York
Entertainment

'Coming 2 America' Trailer Sees King Akeem and Semmi Return to New York

Premiering March 2021.


Will Smith, Warner Bros. and Others Sued for Upcoming Biopic 'King Richard'
Entertainment

Will Smith, Warner Bros. and Others Sued for Upcoming Biopic 'King Richard'

Including Richard Williams himself.

Youngest Antetokounmpo Brother Spotted at Pre-Draft Training Workout With Indiana Pacers
Sports

Youngest Antetokounmpo Brother Spotted at Pre-Draft Training Workout With Indiana Pacers

Basketball is a family matter for the Antetokounmpos.

The Air Jordan 1 Mid Receives a “Shadow”-Like Colorway With Red Accents
Footwear

The Air Jordan 1 Mid Receives a “Shadow”-Like Colorway With Red Accents

A take on the beloved colorway.

Law Firm Representing Futura Offers The North Face Lawsuit Update
Fashion

Law Firm Representing Futura Offers The North Face Lawsuit Update

TNF has filed claiming the artist has no trademark rights for atom logo.

Hasbro Reveals a 'Ghostbusters' Toy Collection
Design

Hasbro Reveals a 'Ghostbusters' Toy Collection

Including a NERF gun, remote RC car, CLUE board game and action figures.

Latest 'The Flash' Set Photos Show New Look for Ben Affleck's Batman
Entertainment

Latest 'The Flash' Set Photos Show New Look for Ben Affleck's Batman

The Dark Knight has a new motorcycle.


Robinhood Valued at $32 Billion USD Ahead of Its IPO
Tech 

Robinhood Valued at $32 Billion USD Ahead of Its IPO

The app priced its shares at $38 USD a piece.

Person Who Bought Martin Shkreli’s Wu-Tang Album Will Soon Reveal Themself, Lawyer Says
Music

Person Who Bought Martin Shkreli’s Wu-Tang Album Will Soon Reveal Themself, Lawyer Says

Information about the buyer of the album and its sale price remain confidential.

Bob Odenkirk in Stable Condition Following “Heart-Related Incident”
Entertainment

Bob Odenkirk in Stable Condition Following “Heart-Related Incident”

Production for the sixth and final season of ‘Better Call Saul’ is currently suspended.

MoMA PS1 Returns to Announce the 2021 Greater New York Artist List
Art

MoMA PS1 Returns to Announce the 2021 Greater New York Artist List

Which will now commence on October 7.

Lil Nas X Discusses Working With Kanye West and Upcoming Album on 'Kerwin Frost Talks'
Music

Lil Nas X Discusses Working With Kanye West and Upcoming Album on 'Kerwin Frost Talks'

Ye produced Lil Nas X’s latest single “INDUSTRY BABY” featuring Jack Harlow.

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Adblock Detected.

We charge advertisers instead of our readers. If you enjoy our content, please add us to your adblocker's whitelist. We'd really appreciated it.