Filming has started on the upcoming tennis drama ‘King Richard‘ starring Will Smith. In the film, Smith plays Richard Williams, the father of tennis legends, Serena and Venus Williams.
Reinaldo Marcus Green is directing this flick, which is currently in production in Los Angeles.
According to a new report, there has been a late addition to the cast. Liev Schreiber will be joining the movie as tennis coach Paul Cohen, a noted instructor who worked with other tennis greats, including John McEnroe.
The script by Zach Baylin depicts the determination and fortitude of Williams, who trained his two daughters to play tennis, beginning on cracked courts in Compton, California, to later coaching them to Grand Slam wins and shaping them into two of the greatest players in the sport.
This film has the potential to earn Smith an Oscar nomination if they do it right. We all know he’s been chasing a win for a while now. This might be it.
King Richard will hit theaters on November 25, 2020.