Will Smith to play Venus and Serena Williams' Dad in 'King Richard'

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The next life to be honoured with a sick biopic is Richard Williams, the papa of tennis champ Serena Williams, and Deadline reports that Will Smith is in talks to nab the lead role.

As TheGrio previously reported, Smith's Overbrook Entertainment has partnered with Star Thrower Entertainment to produce King Richard, a film based on Richard Williams' life and the challenges he faced raising and coaching two gifted athletes.

The incredible cinematic story to be told will be centered around the upbringing of two of the world's greatest tennis legends, Venus and Serena Williams.

Will Smith, who recently opted out of the Suicide Squad sequel, is now shooting for Bad Boys for Life. Allan Mandelbaum and Caleeb Pinkett are exec producers and Mary Solomon and Rick Rickertsen are co-producers. He takes over the reins from the late Robin Williams.

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Possessing no tennis background himself, Williams wrote up a 78-page plan to propel his daughters into the world of tennis. Together, Venus and Serena have won several doubles Grand Slam titles and gold medals, and they have both earned several Grand Slam titles on their own.

Will Smith cast in the role of Richard Williams.

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Like Smith is still black and just because he's not of a darker complexion are we forgetting that he is one of the most fire actors to touch the game regardless if his skin tone is mocha, cocoa, espresso or sand.

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