The actor talked about portraying Richard Williams in an Instagram put up after the trailer for the film was launched on Wednesday.
“One of many best honors as an actor is to have the ability to have fun somebody’s legacy whereas they’re nonetheless right here creating it,” he wrote within the caption for the put up.
The movie, directed by Reinaldo Marcus Inexperienced and written by Zach Baylin, reveals the journey of “an undeterred father instrumental in elevating two of essentially the most terribly gifted athletes of all time,” an outline for the movie reads, partially.
Smith identified that he had had the honour of portraying different influential folks corresponding to legendary boxer Muhammad Ali for the 2001 movie “Ali” and entrepreneur Chris Gardner, who impressed the 2006 film “The Pursuit of Happyness.”
The “Recent Prince of Bel-Air” actor earned a Finest Actor nomination for each of these roles. “Ali” hit theaters 15 years earlier than the boxing legend died. Smith famous that portraying iconic figures in movies whereas they’re alive to see it’s a “fulfilling and expansive expertise past examine.”
Smith helped produce “King Richard” by way of his manufacturing firm Westbrook. Venus Williams, Serena Williams and their sister Isha Worth are among the many government producers of the movie.
The film is about to hit U.S. theaters on Nov. 19 and can stream on HBO Max by way of its ad-free plan for 31 days following its theatrical launch.
Smith described “King Richard” because the “origin story for some REAL DEAL superheroes!!” he wrote on Instagram.
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