“Ready to Cry”: Hollywood Goes Gaga Over New Trailer of Venus and Serena Williams’ Father’s Biopic, Starring Will Smith

Published 10/22/2021, 6:00 AM EDT
Serena Williams (R) of the USA celebrates with her father Richard Williams and sister Venus Williams after her Ladies’ Singles final match against Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland on day twelve of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 7, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)


Richard Williams, father and coach of Venus and Serena Williams, played a big part in changing the entire sport. Soon, their extraordinary lives will inspire the world once again from the big screen. Warner Bros. Pictures and HBO recently released the new trailer of ‘King Richard’, featuring Beyonce’s original song ‘Be Alive.’ And Hollywood did not hold back its excitement about the movie.

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Two-time Academy Awards nominated actor Will Smith will play Venus and Serena’s on-screen father. Some reviews are suggesting that it’s his best performance to date. Naturally, Hollywood is impatient to see him and the life story of three great tennis inspirations in the movie ‘King Richard’.

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Hollywood reacts to the new trailer of Venus and Serena Williams’s father’s biopic ‘King Richard’

Unquestionably, the new trailer has stirred a different level of anticipation for the movie ‘King Richard.’ Besides, Will Smith, Venus, and Serena Williams releasing the video together added to the glamour.

Immediately after the trailer was released, the world took to Twitter to express their emotions. At first, American film director Matthew Cherry, who won an Oscar for his short film Hair Love. Afterward, American film producer Michael Seitzman also showed his excitement.

 Can. Not. Wait. https://t.co/SPasi0ebSw

Additionally, American TV personality Scottie Beam and film executive Franklin Leonard also expressed their approval of the biopic in their own ways. The Blacklist is an annual book for unproduced scripts, started by Leonard.

Interestingly, two actors in the film also tweeted about the trailer. Demi Singleton, who’s playing Serena, and Tony Goldwyn, playing coach Paul Cohen, expressed their excitement. 

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Venus and Serena Williams continue to extend their tennis greatness

At 40 and 41, Serena and Venus still compete at the highest level in tennis, respectively. The duo have a total of 30 Grand Slam singles titles to their name. 

372178 06: FILE PHOTO: Richard Williams, center, with his daughters Venus, left, and Serena 1991 in Compton, CA. Serena and Venus Williams will be playing against each other for the first time July 6, 2000 in the tennis semifinals at Wimbledon. (Photo by Paul Harris/Online USA)

Lastly, Serena’s current coach, Patrick Mouratoglou, also tweeted about ‘King Richard.’ Indeed, no tennis fan will want to miss this movie.

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Hopefully, the two WTA legends will continue to add to their legacy for many more years to come. Without an iota of doubt, Venus, Serena, and Richard Williams’s legacy will remain forever in the golden book of tennis.

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Purav Joshi

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Purav Joshi is a Senior Tennis author at EssentiallySports. Having a degree in Films, Television and Media Production, he guided his passion for writing and journalism into the sport of aces and rallies. With over 2 years of experience as a copywriter, Purav has authored over 1000 tennis articles.

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