when i watch a biopic,
i like good casting.
i want the actor portraying “whoever” to at least resemble them.
will smith did an excellent job portraying muhammed ali in “ali”,
but they want him to do another biopic that has folks talking.
well not even talking.
they angry af.
a foxholer(s) sent me the story via “yahoo news”…
Following The Legend of Bagger Vance and Ali, Will Smith is reportedly in talks to take on another sports film. Deadline reports that the Oscar-nominated actor is “poised to play” Richard Williams, the father of Venus and Serena Williams, in an upcoming biopic titled King Richard.
While Smith certainly has the star power to headline the film about Williams’s determination to turn his two Compton-raised daughters into tennis champions, his rumored casting has already been met with some backlash. While Smith and Williams are both black men, critics say the role should go to an actor with darker skin, citing Idris Elba and Mahershala Ali as examples of more appropriate choices.
we haven’t took our paws off his neck for his role as “genie”.
this just added more fuel to the fire.
in my opinion…
They should give the role to another acting wolf
will smith sort of resembles richard williams.
they’d have to put some darker make up and a beard on him,
but i can see why they’d choose him first.
will is an entirely lighter complexion than richard tho.
i’d give the role to mahershala ali:
that would work much better.
i could be wrong tho.
Should Will Smith play “Richard Williams”?
lowkey: isn’t richard an alleged villain to his daughters?
article cc: yahoo