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Will Smith Wears Short-Shorts While Filming 'King Richard' Biopic in L.A.

Will Smith is getting in character on set of his new movie!

The 52-year-old actor sported a track jacket and short-shorts while filming the upcoming Richard Williams biopic titled King Richard on Monday afternoon (October 19) in Los Angeles.

The upcoming movie about Serena and Venus Williams‘ dad depicts how Richard, with no tennis background, overcame tremendous hardship and drew up at a 78-page plan for the girls’ professional tennis careers when they were just children.

Liev Schreiber was supposed to tennis coach Paul Cohen in the movie, but was recently replaced by this actor.

The cast also includes Jon Bernthal, Aunjanue Ellis, Saniyya Sidney, and Demi Singleton.

As of right now, King Richard is set to be released on November 19, 2021.

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Tony Goldwyn Replacing Liev Schreiber in 'King Richard' Biopic

Tony Goldwyn is taking over for Liev Schreiber in a new movie.

The 60-year-old Scandal actor will be replacing the 53-year-old Ray Donovan actor in the upcoming biopic about tennis great Richard Williams titled King Richard, The Wrap reports.

Liev had to leave the movie due to a scheduling conflict.

Will Smith stars in the film as Richard, who is the father of Venus and Serena Williams. The story depicts how Richard, with no tennis background, overcame tremendous hardship and drew up at a 78-page plan for the girls’ professional tennis careers when they were just children.

Tony will be playing tennis coach Paul Cohen, who mentored the Williams sisters along with John McEnroe and Pete Sampras.

Production for King Richard began earlier this year, but had to be shut down because of the pandemic. At the time, none of Liev‘s scenes were shot. You can check out pics of Will in costume on set here!

The cast also includes Jon Bernthal, Aunjanue Ellis, Saniyya Sidney and Demi Singleton.

As of right now, King Richard is set to be released on November 19, 2021.

See Will Smith in Costume as Venus & Serena Williams' Dad!

Will Smith is playing the role of Venus and Serena Williams‘ dad in the upcoming movie King Richard and we have some photos from set!

The 51-year-old actor was spotted on set on Wednesday (March 4) in Los Angeles.

Will was wearing red tennis shorts and white socks with red stripes that matched his jacket. Also seen on set were Saniyya Sidney and Demi Singleton, who star as a young Serena and Venus.

The story depicts how Richard, with no tennis background, overcame tremendous hardship and drew up at a 78-page plan for the girls’ professional tennis careers when they were just children.

The filming happened on the one-year anniversary of a big moment for the movie.

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Will Smith Drives Van While Filming For 'King Richard'

Will Smith sits behind the wheel of an old red van while filming scenes for King Richard in Los Angeles on Tuesday afternoon (March 3).

A behind the scenes look at how driving scenes are filmed are featured in the images in the gallery, showing Will in the van, but the real driver on the right side, while cameras are on the front of a trolley.

A police escort also came with the crew for safety.

While Will was seen driving the vehicle, young stars Saniyya Sidney and Demi Singleton, who star as a young Serena and Venus Williams, are seen inside the van, too.

Learn more about what the film is about now!

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