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The 'Bad Boys for Life' star portrays the title character in the biopic about the 'undeterred' father of the two tennis legends who changed the game forever.

AceShowbiz - Will Smith is taking everyone behind the rise of two tennis legends in the first trailer for "King Richard". A courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures, the video centers on Smith's Richard Williams, who is the father of Serena Williams and Venus Williams.

Early in the trailer, Richard is seen as an ambitious father who fights for his children's future. With his perseverance, he is against all odds to keep his daughters off the street by training them hard on the tennis field.

"This world ain't never had no respect for Richard Williams," he tells his daughters in the trailer, as Serena and Venus begin to gain recognition for their talent in the sports community. "But they're going to respect y'all."

According to the official description of the film, "based on the true story that will inspire the world, Warner Bros. Pictures' 'King Richard' follows the journey of Richard Williams, an undeterred father instrumental in raising two of the most extraordinarily gifted athletes of all time, who will end up changing the sport of tennis forever. Two-time Oscar nominee Will Smith ('Ali', 'The Pursuit of Happyness', 'Bad Boys for Life') stars as Richard, under the direction of Reinaldo Marcus Green ('Monsters and Men')."

"Driven by a clear vision of their future and using unconventional methods, Richard has a plan that will take Venus and Serena Williams from the streets of Compton, California to the global stage as legendary icons. The profoundly moving film shows the power of family, perseverance and unwavering belief as a means to achieve the impossible and impact the world."

The film also stars Saniyya Sidney as Venus Williams and Demi Singleton as Serena Williams, with Tony Goldwyn, Jon Bernthal, Dylan McDermott and Judith Chapman taking on supporting roles. The movie is scheduled to be released in U.S. theaters on November 19 and on the HBO Max streaming service simultaneously for a month.

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