Today in this article we will be talking about King Richard. King Richard is none other than an American tennis coach Richard Williams who is also a father of tennis player Serena Williams and Venus. King Richard is an upcoming 2021 American biopic drama film. It is directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green.
It is produced by Tim White, Will Smith, James Lassiter, and Trevor White under the production companies Star Thrower Entertainment and Overbrook Entertainment. This biopic is written by Zach Baylin. The Music is given by Kris Bowers and it is distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. The total budget for the movie is $28.1 million.
Will Smith was set to play the role of Williams along with writer Zach Baylin when the first film was announced in March 2019. During that time there Warner Bros. has won the bidding for distribution rights of the film and later in June director Mr. Green has been confirmed to direct the film. In January 2020, the principal photography has been started in Los Angeles along with the cast who got fixed for the role of two children of Williams. Later in February and march some more casts got added and confirmed. Meanwhile, filming was temporarily suspended due to the covid -19 pandemic. Finally, the filming got resumed in October 2020 and Schreiber has left due to his scheduling conflict and the delay in shooting, and then Tony Goldwyn has replaced him.
King Richard Release Date
As the covid-19 pandemic has affected everybody, the release date along with the shooting of many films got postponed and King Richard is one of those. Earlier the released date was scheduled to be released this year on 25th November 2020 but due to coronavirus it got delayed and now the film is scheduled to be released next year on 19th November 2021.
The cast who will be playing the role in King Richard got fixed which are Will Smith as Richard Williams, Saniyya Sidney as Venus Williams, Aunjanue Ellis as Oracene “Brandy” Price who is nothing but the brandy Williams, Jon Bernthal as Rick Macci, Demi Singleton as Serena Williams, Dylan McDermott as Will Hodges, Tony Goldwyn as Paul Cohen, Judith Chapman as Nancy Reagan, Susie Abromeit as Robin Finn, Noah Bean as Steven and Katrina Begin as Anne Worcester, etc.
Richard Williams is a very famous American tennis coach whose full name is Richard Dove Williams Jr. He born on 14th February 1942 in Shreveport, Louisiana, United States. He was one of five children in his family. He himself took the tennis lessons from a man named “Old Whiskey” and decided at the same moments that his daughters would be tennis professionals. His actual coaching career has started in 1994. He wrote up the plan and started giving tennis lessons to both his daughters when they actually were four and a half followed by their participation in tournaments.
In this film who will be seeing how Richard Williams has coached their daughters, how they became a successful tennis superstar, and who they are became now after getting coached by their own father Richard Williams. We will have to wait till 2021 to watch this film till then keep reading, stay tuned with us.