U.S., 2021, 138 min, 4K DCP, Dir. Reinaldo Marcus Green, Rated PG-13, Warner Bros.
"In the best Hollywood tradition, King Richard stirs up a lot of emotion while remaining buoyant and engaging." —A.O. Scott, The New York Times
"Indie director Reinaldo Marcus Green steps up his game big time..." —Peter Dubruge, Variety
Based on the true story that will inspire the world, King Richard follows the journey of Richard Williams, an undeterred father instrumental in raising two of the most extraordinarily gifted athletes of all time: Venus and Serena Williams. The women will change tennis forever. Two-time Oscar nominee Will Smith (Ali, The Pursuit of Happyness, Bad Boys for Life) stars as Richard, under the direction of Reinaldo Marcus Green (Monsters and Men).
Driven by a clear vision of the future and using unconventional methods, Richard devises a plan that will take Venus and Serena Williams from the streets of Compton, California, to the global stage as legendary icons. The profoundly moving film shows the power of family, perseverance, and unwavering belief as a means to achieve the impossible and impact the world.
This film received six Academy Award nominations: Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Film Editing.
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