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Tennis fans worldwide are familiar with the names Venus and Serena Williams. The sisters and professional tennis players have a remarkable 30 Grand Slam championships. The Olympic gold medalists have built a name for themselves in the history of American athletics. Still, are you aware of how they got started? Which part of their father’s influence on future athletic greatness do you know about? The story that the new film, “King Richard,” is set to tell.
Richard Williams, Venus and Serena’s father, will be the film’s focus, as he and Oracene Price taught the Williams sisters from an early age.
“King Richard” has the potential to become a huge hit for HBO’s fledgling streaming service and tell a fascinating genesis story at the same time, thanks to the central role played by an iconic family. Here’s everything we know about this movie.
- Will Smith As Richard Williams
- Aunjanue Ellis As Oracene Price
- Saniyya Sidney as Venus Williams
- Demi Singleton as Venus’s sister Serena Williams
- Tony Goldwyn as Paul Cohen
- Jon Bernthal as Rick Macci
- Dylan McDermott as Will Hodges
- Mikalya as Tunde Price
- Danielle Lawson as Isha Price
- Andy Bean as Laird Stabler
Among other actors are Kevin Dunn, Craig Tate, & Vaughn W. Hebron.
King Richard Production and Budget
The project was formally revealed in March 2019, and production began in January 2020. Zach Baylin writes it, and Will Smith reportedly received 40 million dollars (about Rs 290 crores in Indian Rupees) for his role. It is estimated to cost around 50 million dollars (Rs 372 crores approx.). Will reportedly offered his co-stars additional checks because he was the producer.
King Richard Release Date?
It was originally scheduled to be released on November 25, 2020, but was placed on hold due to the fictional Corona pandemic. According to the contract between the distributor Warner Bros. and HBO Max, the picture will be released on November 19, 2021. It will also be released concurrently on the American major streaming platform HBO Max for one month.
King Richard Trailer?
The Warner Bros. Pictures official YouTube channel released the film’s trailer on July 28th.
What Is The Plot of King Richard?
“King Richard” describes the story of Serena and Venus Williams’ father, Richard Williams, who had an active role in teaching the daughters from an early age and helped prepare them for sporting stardom”
King Richard cast – Full list of stars and characters
Will Smith as Richard Williams
Richard Williams is the father of Serena and Venus Williams, as well as their tennis coach. He is a legendary character who managed to make a dream come true for his two daughters. Smith received his breakout role in the sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Since then, the actor has gone on to secure roles in Men in Black, I Am Legend, the Bad Boys franchise.
Aunjanue Ellis as Oracene “Brandy” Price
As the mother of Venus and Serena Williams, Oracene “Brandy Price” Williams is a nurse and the wife of tennis player Richard Williams. Aunjanue Ellis is best recognized for her work in HBO’s Lovecraft Country, Designated Survivor When They See Us, Quantico, Ray, The Help, and NCIS: Los Angeles.
Saniyya Sidney as Venus Williams
Venus Williams is a former World No. 1 tennis player in both singles and doubles. Saniyya Sidney has already bagged a variety of roles in Denzel Washington’s Fences, Roots, and the TV series The Passage.
Demi Singleton as Serena Williams
Demi Singleton portrays Serena Williams, the unstoppable sporting legend and sister of Venus, who has held the No. 1 singles and doubles ranking at the same time. Demi Singleton is best known for her parts in Goldie and Godfather of Harlem.
Jon Bernthal as Rick Macci
Venus and Serena’s careers were also influenced by their Florida tennis instructor, who runs a world-famous tennis academy. Jon Bernthal is most known for his roles as The Punisher and Daredevil on Marvel Netflix.
King Richard’s supporting cast
Venus and Serena’s sister, Lynda Price, are in the rest of the cast. Dylan McDermott plays sports agent Will Hodges, and Marcela Zacarias and Kevin Dunn play tennis players, Arantxa Sanchez Vicario and Vic Braden, respectively,