The ‘Ray Donovan’ actor has been signed on to join Will Smith in an upcoming true-story feature film chronicling Serena and Venus Williams’ father Richard.
AceShowbiz –Liev Schreiber has joined Will Smith in the cast of “King Richard“, a biopic centred on Serena Williams and Venus Williams‘ tennis coach father Richard.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Schreiber will play tennis coach Paul Cohen, a noted instructor who worked with John McEnroe and Pete Sampras, who Richard brought on board to give his daughters lessons.
Reinaldo Marcus Green is directing the drama, which features Will in the title role and Saniyya Sidney and Demi Singleton as Venus and Serena, respectively. Aunjanue Ellis and Jon Bernthal will also star.
The script by Zach Baylin depicts how the uncompromising tennis dad trained his two daughters to play tennis on the cracked courts in Compton, Los Angeles, and coached them all the way to Grand Slam wins and all-time greatness.
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