Skin colour controversy be damned, Steve Harvey thinks Will Smith can be the PERFECT man to play Serena Williams‘ dad on the large display screen.
There’s a brand new film being shopped round about Richard Williams — Serena and Venus‘ father — and it seems Will Smith is the #1 option to play the #1 dad.
But, there’s been a significant backlash from individuals who say Will’s complexion is simply too LIGHT to match the true Richard … and critics are already calling for potential producers to discover a extra dark-skinned actor.
Steve Harvey doesn’t see it that method … telling TMZ Sports the beloved entertainer can do no mistaken.
“Hell yeah, Will Smith is a good choice for everything.”
Smith hasn’t formally signed on to the venture and even commented about it publicly. The venture is barely within the “spec script” stage.
However, there’s been a push on social media for different actors to get the lead function — instructed names have included Don Cheadle, Forest Whitaker and even Usher.
We requested what Harvey thought in regards to the latter … and it’s secure to say he ain’t buyin’ it.
“Come on, man.”
As for the biopic … Deadline stories its working title is “King Richard” and can inform the story of how the world’s most well-known tennis guardian raised the two sisters from the streets of Compton to worldwide tennis superstardom, regardless of Richard having no actual tennis expertise of his personal.
Venus and Serena each went on to turn into the #1 ranked tennis gamers on the planet … sitting #1 and #2 on the all-time ladies’s tennis profession earnings listing.