King Richard is getting a little help from Queen Bey.
which stars Will Smith as their father,
King Richard, which stars Will Smith as the Richard, recently premiered at the Telluride Film Festival to rave reviews. Per the Times, the film’s end credits is when the new Beyoncé song called “Be Alive” first plays. It was written by Bey and Roc Nation artist Dixon specifically for the movie.
As pointed out in the Times’ review of the film, Beyoncé could very well show up at the Oscars for a performance next year. It’s also possible that the song could show up in a second trailer for the film ahead of its release this November. The first trailer for the movie, which is approved by the Williams’ family, was released in July and gave us our first look at Smith in the lead role of Richard Williams.
Venus and Serena Williams themselves serve as executive producers on the project, which is currently Smith’s only major project of 2021. “It’s really about my dad and how he literally changed the game and how this started,” said Venus in an interview on Kelly Clarkson’s daytime talk show earlier this year. “He’s a revolutionary kind of person. I love him to death.”
King Richard is set to debut in theaters on Nov. 19, and will be available to stream on HBO Max for 31 days following the theatrical release.