KING RICHARD – Official Trailer



“All my life I’ve been waiting for this…a Williams is going to win.” Will Smith is #KingRichard in the inspiring true story of the coach/mentor/father that brought us Venus & Serena Williams. In Theaters and streaming exclusively on HBO Max November 19.

Based on the true story that will inspire the world, Warner Bros. Pictures’ “King Richard follows the journey of Richard Williams, an undeterred father instrumental in raising two of the most extraordinarily gifted athletes of all time, who will end up changing the sport of tennis forever. Two-time Oscar nominee Will Smith (“Ali,” “The Pursuit of Happyness,” “Bad Boys for Life”) stars as Richard, under the direction of Reinaldo Marcus Green (“Monsters and Men”).

Driven by a clear vision of their future and using unconventional methods, Richard has a plan that will take Venus and Serena Williams from the streets of Compton, California to the global stage as legendary icons. The profoundly moving film shows the power of family, perseverance and unwavering belief as a means to achieve the impossible and impact the world.

Aunjanue Ellis (“If Beale Street Could Talk,” TV’s “Quantico”) plays the girls’ mom, Oracene “Brandi” Williams, Saniyya Sidney (“Hidden Figures,” “Fences”) stars as Venus Williams, Demi Singleton (TV’s “Godfather of Harlem”) stars as Serena Williams, with Tony Goldwyn (the “Divergent” series, TV’s “Scandal”) as coach Paul Cohen and Jon Bernthal (upcoming “The Many Saints of Newark,” “Ford v Ferrari”) as coach Rick Macci. The ensemble also includes Andy Bean (“IT Chapter Two”), Kevin Dunn (the “Transformers” films, HBO’s “Veep”) and Craig Tate (“Greyhound”).

Green directed “King Richard” from a screenplay written by Zach Baylin. The producers were Tim White and Trevor White under their Star Thrower Entertainment banner, and Will Smith under his Westbrook banner. Isha Price, Serena Williams, Venus Williams, James Lassiter, Jada Pinkett Smith, Adam Merims, Lynn Harris, Allan Mandelbaum, Jon Mone and Peter Dodd served as the executive producers.

The behind-the-scenes creative team includes Oscar-winning director of photography Robert Elswit (“There Will Be Blood”), production designers Wynn Thomas (“Da 5 Bloods,” “Hidden Figures”) and William Arnold (“The Hate U Give”), Oscar-nominated editor Pamela Martin (“The Fighter”), and two-time Oscar-nominated costume designer Sharen Davis (“Dreamgirls,” “Ray”). The music is by Oscar-nominated composer Kris Bowers (“Space Jam: A New Legacy,” “A Concerto is a Conversation”).

A Warner Bros. Pictures Presentation, A Star Thrower Entertainment Production, A Westbrook Production, A Keepin’ It Reel Production, “King Richard” is slated for U.S. release on November 19, 2021 in theaters and on HBO Max via the Ad-Free plan; it will be available on HBO Max for 31 days from theatrical release.

29 comments

  1. You don't need an Oscar to prove your greatness. Will Smith is an heir in the family of God. He was born great.

  2. Wait…..did they make a movie about the biggest female tennis stars to grace the courts and they gonna name it after a man?!?!? Really?

  3. Can't help but feel there's something a bit wrong about a real life story of two incredibly talented sisters that achieve such greatness and the only movie that gets made about it is about how great their father is…

  4. Many people dream to get out from bad neighborhood. Tennis players looks like they are from wealthy family, but not all of them

  5. I`ve just got home from the cinema – I cried, laughed and am still processing this movie – absolute diamond!
    Thanks God there are people out there who make some great movies to tell huge stories – all the respect!
    If I have kids one day, I`ll have thi story alive in my mind… If I don`t, I`ll keep it alive in my mind for kids of family and friends <3 Thank you!

  6. I watched King Richard and the focus is not on the deeper psychology of Selina and Venus, is it because the main character in this film is the father?

  7. I had a friend whose father trained his kid in football (germany) every single day ever since that kid was 5 or so. Guess that, that Kid did NOT make it in football. Only made it to 5th League where you can barely pay rent etc. So I'm not sure if it's so heroic to raise a child as a trooper to be your million dollar success child. But of course survivorship bias lets you think that the Dad did nothing wrong.

  8. What a story🙏 We are raising the next number 1 of the world here on Aruba🇦🇼. She is now 4 years old and her name is Amelie van den Berg. Remember that name.🙏

  9. I dont even like tennis but this movie was amazing and the fact that it's based on a real story makes the movie even better

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