Will Smith To Play Father Of Venus & Serena Williams In New Movie

Will Smith seems to have his hands full lately!

As you may know the actor has recently portrayed the character of Genie in Disney's new "Aladdin", while also working on "Bad Boys 3" and is now said to be starring in a new movie called "King Richard".

Will Smith will be co-producing the new film alongside producers Tim and Trevor White. The film's screenplay which was written by Zach Baylin is meant for Will Smith to play Venus and Serena Williams' father Richard Williams. According to Deadline when the girls were around four years old Richard Willams drew up a 78-page plan for his daughters' tennis careers. He began teaching his daughters how to play tennis in the local tennis courts of Compton, CA. At times Richard would get into brawls with some of the youngsters around the court who weren't in support of the sport.

The film will focus on Richard Williams' life including the hardships and triumphs he's gone through while being their father and coach.

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