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Will Smith Set To Play Venus and Serena Williams' Dad In New Film

A few weeks ago we got our first look at Will Smith in action as Genie in the upcoming live action r...
Pamela Joyce
Pamela Joyce

7:52 AM - 5 Mar 2019



Will Smith Set To Play Venus a...

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Will Smith Set To Play Venus and Serena Williams' Dad In New Film

Pamela Joyce
Pamela Joyce

7:52 AM - 5 Mar 2019



A few weeks ago we got our first look at Will Smith in action as Genie in the upcoming live action remake of Aladdin.

But according to reports, we are going to see the Fresh Prince go back to a more serious role very soon.

Overnight, Deadline reported that Smith will take on the role of Richard Williams, the father of tennis stars Serena and Venus, in a biopic about their lives.

The reports claim the film will follow the story of how Richard Williams coached his daughters to becoming two of the greatest tennis players in the world, despite having no background in the sport.

The story will also highlight the difficulties Williams faced while raising his family in Compton, California.

We couldn't imagine anyone else taking on the role.



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