Based on the incredible true story of the father who helped create two of the greatest superstars of all time. Armed with a clear vision and a brazen 78-page plan, Richard Williams is determined to write his daughters, Venus and Serena, into history. Training on Compton, California’s neglected tennis courts–rain or shine–the girls are shaped by their father’s unyielding commitment and their mother’s balanced perspective and keen intuition, defying the seemingly insurmountable odds and prevailing expectations laid before them.
“Indie director Reinaldo Marcus Green steps up his game big time in this engaging true-life drama about how Richard Williams steered his daughters to dominate the sport of tennis.” — Peter Debruge, Variety
“King Richard is perfectly timed; his performance is a sterling reminder of Smith’s singular charge, seizing upon a mighty challenge with thrilling recommitment.” — Richard Lawson, Vanity Fair
Reinaldo Marcus Green
Will Smith, Jon Bernthal, Tony Goldwyn