The sisters who took the tennis world by storm are finally getting their story told on the big screen. A new trailer for the upcoming biopic film "King Richard" which outlines the rise of iconic tennis players Venus and Serena Williams was just released yesterday. The primary emphasis of the film will be about their mentor/coach/father Richard Williams. This family man poured his life into the career of his two young daughters and fostered their mastery of the game and way to greatness. Will Smith will be playing this passionate dad so we can only imagine what's in store. We don't have too many details yet, but let's look a little closer at this review to see what we can find.
"King Richard": Trailer Breakdown
Our introduction to these young soon-to-be professionals in the making shows the struggles that their family had to go through while living in Compton. We see the girls being criticized for practicing tennis late at night and in the rain. And we see a clip of Richard being surrounded and jumped by a group of men near the tennis court. Even with Richard's determination to showcase his daughters' talents, it's evident that their journey was an unrelenting, uphill battle from the very start. As Richard begins to find opponents for his daughters to take on, people start to take notice of their talented family.
They continue to strive and succeed, with pressures only just beginning to rise. And their road to success starts becoming a much more emotional one. These young girls begin to feel the world watching and it weighs heavy on their shoulders. Richard instills in them that they aren't playing for themselves anymore. They're playing for every little Black girl on Earth. He acknowledges that the world has never given him respect. But he's determined to ensure that Venus and Serena Williams will get every bit of the respect that they deserve for their accomplishments. We're intrigued to see the road they took to get to where they are today. To see the full trailer, click below.
Biography / 2021
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