Will Smith to Star as a Father in New Movie

Will Smith to Star as a Father in New Movie

The next life to be honoured with a sick biopic is Richard Williams, the papa of tennis champ Serena Williams, and Deadline reports that Will Smith is in talks to nab the lead role.

The movie which will be titled King Richard is set to portray the inspiring story of how a father who had no tennis background experience, raised two of the most world renowned tennis stars.

According to editors at Deadline, Smith is reportedly set to play Richard Williams in biopic King Richard, who despite having no tennis background, oversaw his daughters' tennis careers from public courts in Compton, California to the top of the global game.

Richard Williams isn't as recognizable as Simone, an icon whose work and appearance was defiantly political and called attention to her blackness.

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He would ultimately take tennis lessons from a man named 'Old Whiskey, ' and after seeing Virginia Ruzica win a tournament in Salt Lake City in 1980, he was inspired to raise his daughters to become tennis champions. He taught the girls the game's fundamentals on neglected tennis courts in Compton, California. The sisters have 14 Grand Slam doubles championships. Tim and Trevor White are attached as producers. Deadline Hollywood also says Allan Mandelbaum and Caleeb Pinkett are executive producers, and Mary Solomon and Rick Rickertsen are co-producers.

Will is now busy with the shoot of "Bad Boys for Life" and will also appear in the role of Genie in Disney's live-action remake of Walt Disney's classic film 'Aladdin'.

Will Smith's next turn on the big screen is in the upcoming live-action Aladdin remake as Genie.

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