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Tony Goldwyn Replacing Liev Schreiber in 'King Richard' Biopic

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.

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