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Will Smith in 'King Richard'. CREDIT: Warner Bros.

Will Smith plays the role of  Venus and Serena Williams’ father in new film-‘King Richard’

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The film will present Richard Williams as “an undeterred father” to two of tennis’ all-time greats

The film is based on the true story of the Williams sisters‘ rise to stardom, told from the perspective of their father Richard.

It will show how Williams raised his daughters in Los Angeles to be the world-beating tennis players they are today.

Smith portrays Richard Williams in the biopic, directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green (Monsters And Men) while the Williams sisters themselves are played by Saniyya Sidney and Demi Singleton, per The Hollywood Reporter. Aunjanue Ellis, Tony Goldwyn and Jon Bernthal also appear as Oracene “Brandi” Williams and coaches Paul Cohen and Rick Macci respectively.

Will Smith plays Richard Williams in the new film. Pic: Warner Bros



Both Williams sisters dominated the tennis world for years during their peak, often appearing against each other in Grand Slam finals. Serena has gone on to win more Grand Slam singles titles (23) than any other woman or man during the open era. The pair also won 14 Grand Slam titles as a doubles team, as well as three doubles gold medals at the Olympics.

Will Smith as Richard Williams, Demi Singleton as Serena Williams and Saniyya Sidney as Venus Williams in "King Richard."

The film will celebrate their roots and heritage, and show the unwavering confidence Williams had in Venus and Serena.

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