Will Smith is hoping the upcoming flick ‘King Richard‘ is an awards contender, and this week, we’re getting our first real taste of the movie.
Warner Bros. dropped the first official trailer this week. The film, which is inspired by a true story, stars Smith as Richard Williams, an “undeterred father who was instrumental in raising Venus and Serena Williams (Saniyya Sidney and Demi Singleton), two of the best tennis players in the world.”
With a clear vision in his head, Williams creates a plan that moves his girls from the streets of Compton to the global stage as sports icons.
King Richard was directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green and written by first time screenwriter Zach Baylin. Of note, he’s apparently also writing Creed III, so he’s obviously hot right now.
King Richard also stars Emmy nominee Aunjanue Ellis (HBO’s ‘Lovecraft Country’) as Brandy Williams, Richard’s wife and mother to Serena and Venus. She stars alongside Jon Bernthal (‘Baby Driver’), Tony Goldwyn (ABC’s ‘Scandal”’ and two-time Emmy nominee Dylan McDermott (ABC’s ‘The Practice’ and Netflix’s ‘Hollywood’).
The film is set to hit theaters (and HBO Max) on November 19, 2021. Check out the trailer below…
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.
A movie about tennis? That probably doesn’t get you excited, but you could say the same thing about a bowling movie, right? Don’t act like you didn’t love Kingpin.
The sports drama Borg vs. McEnroe tells the story of one of the greatest rivalries in sports history. In the film, Shia LaBeouf plays the lovable bad boy John McEnroe, and Sverrir Gudnason plays Swedish tennis legend Bjorn Borg.
As you can see in the trailer below, this film is pushing itself as a serious drama, and that’s always a bit scary when you have actors playing actual people on the screen. There is always the chance it could come off accidentally comical like Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs in the biopic Jobs.
Hopefully this movie performs well. We’ll always be fans of Shia on this site. The dude is slightly insane and ridiculously talented. It’s the perfect combination.
Borg vs. McEnroe will hit theaters in September 2017. Check out the trailer below…
Emma Stone and Steve Carell worked extremely well together in the 2011 dramedy Crazy, Stupid, Love, and now they have joined forces again in Battle of the Sexes.
Fox Searchlight has released the first trailer for the film, which is based on the real-life showdown between tennis champion/feminist icon Billie Jean King and chauvinist pig Bobby Riggs.
As you can see from the trailer, they are trying their best to keep things authentic. It looks like the film was made 40 years ago. It really makes you feel like you’re traveling back to the 1970s.
In addition to Stone and Carell, Battle of the Sexes will also star Sarah Silverman, Alan Cumming, and Elisabeth Shue. It’s scheduled to be released September 22, 2017.
Check out the official synopsis and trailer below…
“The electrifying 1973 tennis match between World number one Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell) was billed as the BATTLE OF THE SEXES and became the most watched televised sports event of all time. The match caught the zeitgeist and sparked a global conversation on gender equality, spurring on the feminist movement. Trapped in the media glare, King and Riggs were on opposites sides of a binary argument, but off-court each was fighting more personal and complex battles. With a supportive husband urging her to fight the Establishment for equal pay, the fiercely private King was also struggling to come to terms with her own sexuality, while Riggs gambled his legacy and reputation in a bid to relive the glories of his past. Together, Billie and Bobby served up a cultural spectacle that resonated far beyond the tennis courts and animated the discussions between men and women in bedrooms and boardrooms around the world.”