Will Smith's skin is too light for this biopic — Twitter critics

Will Smith Serena Williams get roles in ‘King Richard

"King Richard" focuses on Williams overcoming the many challenges he faced in helping his daughters to rise above the violence in their hometown of Compton, California, to become top players in tennis, one of the most lily-white and historically racist sports in the world.

Will Smith may be heading to the big screen as a giant blue genie in Disney's "Aladdin" soon enough but the Fresh Prince is also now attached to play the Father of Tennis greats, Serena and Venus Williams in "King Richard".

Richard Williams did not have any background in tennis at the time.

The A-list actor was cast to play the character of Richard - who trained his daughters from an early age in cracked and weedy courts in Compton, strategically developed a professional 78-page plan for their careers.

Tesla Model S the new star of the Fremont Police Department
The Polestar 2 will go into production next year at the company's factory in China, and the auto will only be available online . To get you up to speed, Polestar is Volvo's performance arm, sort of like the Scandy version of BMW's M division or Merc's AMG.

Venus has seven Grand Slam singles titles, with both Serena and Venus also racking up 14 Grand Slam doubles titles. Her older sister Venus triumphed at Wimbledon in 2000 - the first of five wins there. The film is being produced by Tim White and Trevor Write via their Star Thrower Entertainment banner as well as Smith himself will produce it through his Overbrook Entertainment banner.

The report follows news that Smith has pulled out of the sequel of DC gang flick Suicide Squad, which is set to hit cinemas in 2021.

Smith was called the "Most powerful actor in Hollywood in April 2007" by Newsweek and was nominated for five Golden Globe Awards and two Academy Awards, and has won four Grammy Awards. He also stars in sci-fi thriller Gemini Man, with Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Clive Owen, in theaters October 4 and is now filming the highly-anticipated Bad Boys III with Martin Lawrence.

Related News:



Most liked

Steve Kerr: Andrew Bogut signing is not official
Bogut most recently played in the National Basketball Association as a member of the Los Angeles Lakers last season. He has career averages of 9.7 points on.535 shooting, 8.7 boards and 1.6 blocks over 28.4 minutes a night.

And coming up empty on North Korea
He then took aim at Trump's recent North Korea summit , saying: "Trump, who calls himself the 'master of the deal, ' left Vietnam empty-handed".

Trump 'clearly obstructed USA justice', claims judiciary head
She said White House counsel's office will review it and respond at an appropriate time. Jerry Nadler , D-N.Y., and Adam Schiff, D-Calif., who lead committees probing Trump.

CAPTAIN MARVEL Is Fun and Fresh, But Could Fly Higher
In fact, pretty much anyone who enjoys quality comic book cinema would do well to line up on Friday and enjoy Captain Marvel ... The film's first announcement came as a huge shocker for fans as majority expected the superhero to be placed by a male.

Official Michael Jackson concert films appear on YouTube during Leaving Neverland broadcasts
Taking to Twitter, he defended Jackson's honor while claiming the documentary was "poorly made". Robson and Safechuck testified as adults in court that they were not abused by Jackson.

Lack of creativity is undermining Liverpool's Premier League title bid
The Brazilian is now going through a poor run of form and has lost his place in the best XI at FC Barcelona. I always thought that if Liverpool could win the league this season then they'd need a clean fixture list.

Undesired Premier League return for Brendan Rodgers as Leicester lose to Watford
The Portuguese legend hailed Celtic's status but understood the Northern Irishman's desire to manage in the Premier League. Rodgers bailed on the Scottish champions last week after Leicester came calling following the sacking of Claude Puel.

Lyft files for IPO, to kick off roadshow later this month
It has matched Uber's efforts to develop self-driving cars and has also expanded into short-term bike and scooter rentals. Lyft, known for the pink moustaches that used to adorn vehicle grilles, was valued at just over $15 billion a year ago .

Fortnite Season 8: What Level 340,000 XP Is
This means we have new areas in the map to explore, new challenges to complete and an entire Battle Pass worth of loot to aim for. It is mostly created to encourage players to explore the new area and make doing so (thanks to the enhanced mobility) enjoyable.

China lodges solemn representations against Canada for Huawei senior executive's extradition process
The conduct for which extradition is sought must also be considered criminal in both the United States of America and in Canada. The two affiliates have also been charged with industrial espionage, accused of stealing from T-Mobile, a USA telecoms company.

SpaceX, NASA Launch Crew Dragon on Crucial Test Flight to Space Station
After the shuttle program was shuttered in 2011 after a 30-year run, NASA began outsourcing the logistics of its space missions. Boeing is also in the race to end NASA's eight-year drought of launching USA astronauts on US rockets from USA soil.

Storm brings heavy snow, cold to Colorado
Sunday Night: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before midnight. "The snow is forecast to impact the Monday morning commute". Temperatures Wednesday and Thursday will not reach 30 degrees, almost 15 degrees below average for this time of year.

'Drunk' Russian sailor crashes massive cargo ship into South Korean bridge
A KCG official said consuming alcohol aboard a vessel isn't punishable by law as long as the person doesn't steer the ship. A Russian cargo ship slowly but steadily crashed into a busy road bridge off the coast of Busan in South Korea.

Elon Musk's SpaceX takes major step towards reviving USA astronaut presence
The Dragon carried 400 pounds of crew supplies and equipment - slightly more than the weight of two astronauts - to the station. They plan to be aboard the next Crew Dragon when it takes off for Demo-2, the program's piloted test flight in July.

Pakistan to restore key train service to India
Wing Commander Varthaman was expected to be debriefed by the IAF on his detention in Pakistan , which is yet to take place. The rivals have fought two of their three wars over Kashmir since their independence from British rule in 1947.