Beyoncé is sure to have another hit on her hands with her song “Be Alive,” which is featured in the new trailer for “King Richard,” a biopic about Venus and Serena Williams’ father.
Will Smith plays Richard Williams, the father of the tennis pros-in-waiting, as he trains his daughters to be the best on and off the court.
Beyoncé sings her heart out in the three-minute clip, which features Smith, 53, in full costume.
“It feels so good to be alive / That’s why I live my life with pride. Do you know how much we have pride? / How hard we have to try?” Beyoncé, 40, belts.
The soulful ballad is interwoven with film clips of Richard training young Venus and Serena, played by Saniyya Sidney and Demi Singleton, respectively.
On Thursday, Serena, 40, teased the film and the Grammy winner’s song on social media. “I’m SO excited for you to see the new trailer for #KingRichard, starring Will Smith and featuring Beyoncé’s song “Be Alive.” “Seeing this film (based on Venus’ and my true story) come to life has been one of the coolest experiences.”
Venus, 41, Smith, and her sister were seen having a good time on the set of the film, taking selfies and waving to the camera.
The film’s teaser also features a scene in which the Williamses return home in Compton, California, after a day of tennis practice in the pouring rain. When they arrive, a white social worker greets them and checks on the children.
“I don’t even mind you saying we’re hard on these kids,” an irritated Richard tells the worker. Do you understand why? Because that’s what we are. That is our responsibility. “To keep them off the streets.”
In another scene, the girls demonstrate their incredible tennis abilities on the court in front of top coach Paul Cohen (played by Tony Goldwyn).
“I think you might have the next Michael Jordan,” tennis coach Rick Macci (Jon Bernthal) boasts in the video.
According to the film’s official synopsis, Richard is “an undeterred father [with] a] relentless drive and unapologetic vision to change the game,” and he is “instrumental in raising two of the most extraordinarily gifted athletes of all time, who will end up changing the sport of tennis forever.”
On November 19, the film will be released in theatres and on HBO Max.