Often, Will Smith's most acclaimed works involve true story material. In fact, his two Oscar nominations were from starring in biopics Ali and The Pursuit of Happyness. So, without a doub,t King Richard will be seen as a potential award season film, particularly for Smith who gained weight to play Richard Williams, the father and coach of tennis players Venus and Serena Williams. Now, an official trailer has been released to show Smith's transformation.
Joining Smith as part of the lead trio are young actresses Saniyya Sidney Demi Singleton as Venus and Serena, respectively. It's a dynamic that shows Smith at his best as an actor, particularly with a drive in the narrative. Check out the trailer below:
King Richard co-stars Aunjanue Ellis,Tony Goldwyn, Jon Bernthal, and Dylan McDermott. It is directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green. It is set to be released on November 19th in theaters, as well as a month-long simultaneous release on the HBO Max streaming service.