Will Smith is set to play Venus and Serena Williams' father Richard Williams in 'King Richard'.
The 50-year-old actor is to take on the role as the dad of the tennis greats in Zach Baylin's new speculative screenplay which tells the story of Richard who, with no tennis experience, raised and developed the sisters to become legends of the sport.
There is no director attached as of yet and Venus, 38, and Serena, 37, aren't among the producing team, which includes the 'Suicide Squad' star and his Overbrook Entertainment banner.
Richard, 77, trained the girls on the courts of Compton in Los Angeles from an early age and at the age of four drew up a 78-page plan for their professional careers.
The pair were still teenagers when Serena won the US Open in 1999 and Venus won Wimbledon in 2000.