Will Smith was co-starred in a film about Richard Williams, father and coaches of tennis superstars Venus and Serena, Deadline reports. Based on a spec script by Zach Baylin King Richard tells the story of how Williams raised two of the greatest tennis players in the world, even though he himself had no experience with the sport.
When Williams began his ambitious plans for the professional tennis career of his daughters at the age of four, he began teaching them at the public courts in Compton, reportedly fending off "youthfulness." The sisters became two of the most successful women in the sport; Venus won seven Grand Slam tournaments and Serena won the title 23 times.
While fans of the Williams family are excited and intrigued by the idea of a movie about the early life of the sisters and their father's story, some fear that Will Smith's casting is the latest fall of colorism in Hollywood and they believe that Role should have gone to a dark-skinned black man who should better represent the real Richard Williams.
Colorism is a form of racism that prefers mixed race and fair-skinned blacks because they are close to white. "And it is widely used in the entertainment industry."
"It is part of the white supremacy of the White-collar against other backgrounds, "said Rashad Robinson, executive director of the Color of Change polling group, recently told NBC," It has deep implications, historical implications in the black community, from beauty standards to career opportunities to family treatment. "
Smith is also engaged to produce the film for his company Overlook Entertainment and is currently shooting action comedy sequel Bad Boys For Life.