The biopic, King Richard, based on Venus and Serena William’s father and his pivotal role in their life and career has rounded out the cast of their family.
Joining Will Smith who will play their father, Richard are Saniyya Sidney and Demi Singleton who will play young Venus and Serena Williams and Emmy-nominated actress Aunjanue Ellis, who will play their mother, Oracene “Brandy” Williams.
Reinaldo Marcus Green is at the helm, directing from a script by Zach Baylin. It’s a true story of the hardscrabble but iron-willed father of Venus and Serena Williams who had a plan to make his daughters the greatest tennis players in the world. This is how he pulled it off.
The film, a Westbrook Studios and Star Thrower co-production, is being produced by Tim White, Trevor White, and James Lassiter with Allan Mandelbaum, Jada Pinkett Smith and Caleb Pinkett serving as executive producers. Peter Dodd is overseeing the project for the studio.
King Richard is slated to hit theaters on November 25.