King Richard is an American bio drama movie directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green, written by Zach Baylin, produced by Tim White, Will Smith, and Trevor White. The story follows the real life story of an American tennis coach and the father of Venus and Serena Williams which inspire the world to pursue their dreams. It was theatrically released on 19 November 2021 under Warner Bros Pictures. Also, the movie released on the HBO MAX streaming service on the same day. The filming sets resembles the hometown of Richard Williams but actual film location is far away from Louisiana. Let’s dive into the true shooting places.
Where was King Richard filmed?
King Richard was filmed inside California, United States. The actual filming began in January 2020 but was paused in March 2020 due to rising cases of Covid-19 pandemic all around the territory. Later, the filming resumed on October 2020 and finally wrapped up on Mid-December 2020, Deadline reported.
Most of the filming took place in Los Angeles, CA. Burbank Tennis Center was also featured in the city of Burbank along with Claremont Club situated at 1777 Monte Vista Avenue in Clemont. Other than that, city of Compton is another place that has been shown in the film where Serena and Venus spent their childhood.
Orange County’s Racquet Club of Irvine can be seen in the film, the fitness facility is situated at 5 Ethel Coplen Way. Some scenes were reportedly filmed in and around Inland Empire, the metropolitan place lies in Southern part of California that shares border with LA. Los Angeles is a popular location where several shows are shot like HGTV Call The Closer, Night Teeth, You Season 3, etc.
King Richard Cast
Will Smith is casting in the role of main protagonist as Richard in the biographical film of Richard Williams. The actor needs no introduction as he is well known among all Hollywood movie viewers such as I am Legend, Men in Black franchise, Blade, etc.
Aunjanue Ellis is starring as Oracene “Brandy” Price in the movie. She is the mother of Serena and Venus Williams. Her credits include in The Clark Sisters: First Ladies of Gospel, Pimp, Rome and Juliet in Harlem, Lovecraft Country TV series, etc.
Saniya Sidney is playing the role of Venus Williams. Her credits include in various TV series as The Passage, American Horror Story, The First Lady(under filming), etc.
Demi Singleton as Serena Williams. Her credits include in Godfather of Harlem TV series, Goldie, Showbiz Kids, Tamron Hall, etc.
Other cast members include:
- Tony Goldwyn as Paul Cohen
- Craig Tate as Bells
- Chase Del Rey as Pete Sampras
- Jon Bernthal as Rick Macci
- Vaughn W. Hebron as Monsta
- Dylan McDermott as Will Hodges
- Danielle Lawson as Isha Price
- Mikayla LaShae Bartholomew as Tunde Price
- Layla Crawford as Lyndrea Price
- Kevin Dunn as Vic Braden
- Jessica Wacnik as Jennifer Capriati
- Andy Bean as Laird Stabler