Actresses to play Venus and Serena Williams in new movie announced

Actresses to play Venus and Serena Williams in new movie announced

Sanniya Sidney, a popular actress in Fences and Hidden Figures, and Demi Singleton have been picked to act as young Venus and Serena Williams, popular sisters and professional tennis players, in the movie King Richard.

PAY ATTENTION: Click “See First” under the “Following” tab to see Briefly.co.za News on your News Feed!

BlackFilm reports that King Edward will see Will Smith in the lead as producer. The poplar When They See US star, Aunjaunue Ellis, will also be playing a part in the movie.

The movie will be directed and scripted by Reinaldo Marcus Green and Zach Bayling. It tells the story of how Venus and Serena's father played a huge role in ensuring his daughters became world-class tennis players.

READ ALSO: Nurse sheds tears after ban for speaking in Tsonga: “Tribalism exists”

King Richard is co-produced by Trevor White, James Lassite, Jada Pinkett Smith and Caleb Pinkett.

The movie will be focusing on how the sisters rose to stardom with the help of their father. Photo credit: Getty Images

The movie will be focusing on how the sisters rose to stardom with the help of their father. Photo credit: Getty Images
Source: UGC

Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za earlier reported that Marsai Martin, a 15-year-old Hollywood actress who became the youngest movie producer ever, is set to produce a new movie with Universal Pictures.

Recall that Briefly.co.za reported how the brilliant young woman produced Little and made the Forbes 30 Under 30 list subsequently.

Marsai, who was the executive producer of Little, narrated her experiences and dreams in an interview.

According to Marsai, she had the idea to develop her own project when she was just 10 years old and on hiatus from the first season of ABC’s Black-ish, on which she plays Diane.

The beautiful young lady went on further to explain how her agents did not believe in her dream of making her own movie, but she forged on with support from her family.

In her own words: [My agents] basically just laughed at us, she says. That’s when we really started plotting our next goal,” Marsai adds.

Enjoyed reading our story? Download BRIEFLY's news app on Google Play now and stay up-to-date with major South African news!

Source: Briefly.co.za

Mailfire view pixel