King Richard (2021) Release Info, Review & Trailer

King Richard (2021)
King Richard (2021)
King Richard (2021)

King Richard is a biographical drama film directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green and written by Zach Baylin about Richard Williams, the father and coach of famous tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams. Will Smith, Aunjanue Ellis, Saniyya Sidney, Demi Singleton, Tony Goldwyn, Jon Bernthal, and Dylan McDermott feature in the film, which is directed by Jon Bernthal.

Warner Bros. Pictures will release it on November 19, 2021, with a month-long simultaneous distribution on the HBO Max streaming service.

King Richard (2021) Synopsis

Based on a real story that will inspire the globe, King Richard recounts the journey of Richard Williams, an unflappable father who was pivotal in the development of two of the world’s most extraordinary players, who would go on to change tennis forever. Richard has a strategy that will take Venus and Serena Williams from the streets of Compton, California to the world stage as legendary icons, driven by a clear vision of their destiny and employing unusual techniques.

King Richard (2021)

Movie Info

  • Genre: Drama, Sport. Biography
  • Original Language: English
  • Director: Reinaldo Marcus Green
  • Producer: Will Smith, Tim White, Trevor White
  • Writer: Zach Baylin
  • Country of origin: United States
  • Filming locations: Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures
  • Production Co: Westbrook Studios, Overbrook Entertainment, Warner Bros., Star Thrower Entertainment
  • Budget: $100,000,000 (estimated)


  • Will Smith as Richard Williams
  • Aunjanue Ellis as Oracene “Brandy” Price
  • Saniyya Sidney as Venus Williams
  • Demi Singleton as Serena Williams
  • Tony Goldwyn as Paul Cohen
  • Jon Bernthal as Rick Macci
  • Dylan McDermott as Will Hodges
  • Andy Bean
  • Kevin Dunn
  • Craig Tate
  • Susie Abromeit as Robin Finn
  • Katrina Begin as Anne Worcester
  • Judith Chapman as Nancy Reagan
  • Noah Bean as Steven
  • Erin Cummings
  • Vaughn W. Hebron as Monst

King Richard (2021)


Will Smith was cast as Williams in the film, which was written by Zach Baylin, and the project was revealed in March 2019. At the same time, Warner Bros. won the film’s bidding battle. In June, Reinaldo Marcus Green was hired as director.

Demi Singleton and Saniyya Sidney were cast as Serena and Venus Williams, respectively, in January 2020, with Aunjanue Ellis acting as their mother Brandi Williams. In addition, Jon Bernthal is in talks to play Rick Macci. Liev Schreiber and Susie Abromeit joined the cast in February 2020. Dylan McDermott, Katrina Begin, and Judith Chapman joined the cast of the film in March 2020.

In January 2020, principal photography in Los Angeles began. The production cost $35.6 million in California, according to the California Film Commission, plus $7.5 million in tax incentives. Tony Goldwyn joined the cast of the film in October 2020, replacing Liev Schreiber, who had pulled out owing to a schedule problem as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic, before production resumed later that month.


The film will be released in cinemas and on HBO Max on November 19, 2021. It was supposed to be out on November 25, 2020, but was postponed owing to the COVID-19 epidemic.

King Richard (2021)

King Richard Release Dates 

Portugal 18 November 2021
Russia 18 November 2021
Singapore 18 November 2021
Slovakia 18 November 2021
Canada 19 November 2021
Finland 19 November 2021
UK 19 November 2021
Ireland 19 November 2021
Sweden 19 November 2021
Turkey 19 November 2021
USA 19 November 2021
Argentina 25 November 2021
Netherlands 2 December 2021
Spain 21 January 2022

Also Known As (AKA)

(original title) King Richard
Argentina Rey Richard: Una familia ganadora
Brazil King Richard: Criando Campeãs
Czechia Král Richard: Zrození šampiónek
Finland King Richard: Williamsien tarina
Germany King Richard
Italy Una famiglia vincente – King Richard
Mexico Rey Richard: Una Familia Ganadora
Portugal King Richard: Para Além do Jogo
Russia Король Ричард
South America (Spanish title) Rey Richard: Una Familia Ganadora
Spain King Richard
Taiwan 王者理查
UK King Richard
USA King Richard

KING RICHARD – Official Trailer

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