King Richard | ©Warner

King Richard

    All titles (3)
    Feature Film | 2020-2021 | Biopic, Drama | USA

    Shooting data

    Start of shooting28/09/2020
    End of shooting31/01/2021
    LocationsLos Angeles
    Filming regionsUSA


    Brief synopsis

    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.


    ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
    Will SmithRichard Williams [L]
    Saniyya SidneyVenus Williams [L]
    Demi SingletonSerena Williams [L]
    Jon BernthalRick Macci [L]
    Aunjanue EllisOracene 'Brandy' Williams [L]
    Dylan McDermottWill Hodges [L]
    Liev SchreiberPaul Cohen [L]
    Kika CicmanecElite Tennis Player [BP]


    Vfx supervisorMark R. Byers
    Director of photographyRobert Elswit
    Casting directorAvy Kaufman
    Casting directorRich Delia
    Costume designerSharen Davis
    DirectorReinaldo Marcus Green
    EditorPamela Martin
    ComposerKris Bowers
    Be Alive
    Be Alive
    Production designerWynn Thomas
    Production designerWilliam Arnold
    Set decoratorBrana Michelle Rosenfeld
    Draughtsman/set designerAlanna Dempewolff-Barrett
    ScreenwriterZach Baylin

    Production companies

    Warner Bros. Pictures [us]

    Distributing companies

    Telepool GmbH [de]
    Distribution Germany
    Distribution Germany
    Warner Bros. Pictures [pl]
    Warner Bros. Pictures [us]


    Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
    Robert Elswit2021Camerimage Festival [pl]Golden Frog - Main CompetitionNominated
    Warner Bros. Pictures [us]2022Golden Globes Awards [us]Best Picture DramaNominated
    Warner Bros. Pictures [us]2022Critics Choice Awards [us]Best PictureNominated
    Will Smith2022Golden Globes Awards [us]Best Supporting Actor - Motion PictureWinner
    Will Smith2022Critics Choice Awards [us]Best Supporting ActorNominated
    Aunjanue Ellis2022Golden Globes Awards [us]Best Supporting Actress - Motion PictureNominated
    Aunjanue Ellis2022Critics Choice Awards [us]Best Supporting ActressNominated
    Zach Baylin2022Critics Choice Awards [us]Best Original ScreenplayNominated
    Beyoncé2022Golden Globes Awards [us]Best Song Motion PictureNominated
    Beyoncé2022Critics Choice Awards [us]Best Song - Be AliveNominated


    Theatre releaseGermanyThursday, 24/02/2022
    Theatre releasePolandFriday, 03/12/2021
    Theatre releaseUSAFriday, 19/11/2021