Film News Roundup: Liev Schreiber Joins Will Smith’s Tennis Drama ‘King Richard’

In today’s film news roundup, Liev Schreiber and retired pro footballer Vernon Davis score roles, Jason Blum will speak at his alma mater, Irish drama “Rialto” finds a U.S.

distributor and “1917” hits a box office milestone.CastingsLiev Schreiber will portray tennis coach Paul Cohen in Warner Bros.’ “King Richard” opposite Will Smith.Reinaldo Marcus Green is directing the drama, written by Zach Baylin, about Richard Williams helping daughters Venus and Serena Williams to become tennis stars.

Smith plays Richard Williams and his daughters will be portrayed by Saniyya Sidney as Venus and Demi Singleton as Serena.

Cohen also worked with Pete Sampras and John McEnroe.Jon Bernthal and Aunjanue Ellis also star in “King Richard,” produced by Smith via his Westbrook Studios banner along with Tim White and Trevor White through Starthrower Entertainment.

Warner Bros.

has set the film for a Nov.

25 release.Schreiber recently completed

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