Will Smith to Play Venus and Serena Williams’ Dad in ‘King Richard’

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Will Smith will play Richard Williams, the father of tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams, in the movie “King Richard.”

The film will focus on Richard Williams overcoming hardship, skepticism, controversy, and his own troubled past to instruct his daughters, starting when they were four years old on the tennis courts of Compton, Calif. The sisters have combined for 14 Grand Slam doubles championships.