Will Smith to Play Serena and Venus Williams’ Dad in Upcoming Movie

Will Smith will reportedly play Venus and Serena Williams' dad in new movie Terry Carter / Mar 5 2019 Will Smith / Instagram

Will Smith will reportedly play Venus and Serena Williams' dad in new movie Terry Carter / Mar 5 2019 Will Smith / Instagram

In another episode of Twitter claps back, critics are "tiggidy tight" about Will Smith accepting the role of Richard Williams in a new biopic titled King Richard.

Will Smith has been tapped to play renowned coach Richard Williams, the father of Venus and Serena Williams, in King Richard, Deadline reports.

The film will highlight the life of Robert Williams a 77-year-old Louisiana, native who struggled to introduce his girls to the sport of tennis. Despite having no tennis background, he overcame tremendous hardship, skepticism and his own troubled past to raise two of the game's greatest players.

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After entering his daughters into a tennis training academy, he pulled them out in 1995 and began training them again himself.

Tim White and Travor White will be the producers of the film through the company Star Thrower Entertainment, who already put their stamp on quality works such as The Post, Wind River e Ingrid Goes West, while Smith will also act as producer through his company Overbrook Entertainment.

Serena is, arguably, the best in history, with her 23 Grand Slam singles titles the most in the Open Era and second most ever behind Margaret Court's 24.

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Serena won the USA open in 1995, while Venus won Wimbledon in 2000, with the player famously shouting "straight outta Compton!' as she did so, in a reference to the NWA song".

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

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'.

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