Will Smith's newest film King Richard tells the story of Venus and Serena Williams' father Richard, and the plan he put in place to write them into history.
Reinaldo Marcus Green '16 (MFA, Kanbar Institute, Graduate Film) was chosen to direct the film after Jada Pinkett Smith saw his first feature film, Monsters and Men, at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. Read more here about Reinaldo.
Aunjanue Ellis '95 (MFA, Grad Acting) stars opposite Will Smith as Oracene Price, mother to Venus and Serena, conveying Price's significant role in also raising her daughters to achieve their success. Read more here about Aunjanue.
King Richard was releaed in theaters and HBO Max on November 19, 2021 to rave reviews.