What is Will Smith’s next movie?

The first official trailer of King Richard was recently released, featuring Will Smith as Richard Williams, a man who is committed to turning his young daughters into professional tennis players.

Will Smith’s next movie, King Richard, released its official first trailer on Wednesday, 28 July 2021. In the film directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green, the two-time Oscar nominee portrays Richard Williams, a man so committed to turning his adolescent daughters into professional tennis players, that he made a 78-page plan for their careers before they were even born.

Richard’s plan would take Serena and Venus Williams from the streets of Compton, California to the global stage as legendary stars. The seriously moving film highlights perseverance, the power of family, and unwavering belief as a means to achieve the impossible and impact the world.

Spoiler alert: Richard succeeded, considering Serena and Venus Williams have become two of the greatest athletes of all-time. Serena and Venus, along with sister, Isha Price, serve as executive producers of the film, which Warner Bros. claimed “highlights one father’s relentless drive and unapologetic vision to change the game.”

In addition to Smith, Demi Singleton has been cast as Serena, while Saniyaa Sidney will portray Venus. Other cast members include Tony Goldwyn, Aunjanue Ellis and Jon Bernthal.

From the looks of the trailer, Smith could be in the running for his third Academy Award nomination. In the trailer, Richard is seen talking to a social worker, stating, “I do not mind you saying we are hard on these kids because we are. That is our job. Keep them off these streets. You want to check on the kids? Let’s check on the kids. We got a future doctor, lawyer, plus a couple tennis stars in this house.”

As Serena and Venus advance in the primarily White world of tennis, Smith’s character tells them, “This next step that you take, you are not just going to be representing you, you are going to be representing every little Black girl on Earth.”

King Richard is scheduled to premiere in both theaters and on HBO Max on 19 November 2021.