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    The news about Smith’s casting seemed to polarise social media, with people arguing whether the actor’s appearance is fitting for him to play the part of Richard Williams.

    Hollywood celebrity Will Smith has recently become the focus of a veritable social media storm after Deadline Hollywood reported that he was “poised to play” Richard Williams, the father of US tennis players Serena and Venus Williams, in an upcoming biopic titled “King Richard”.

    While Smith’s casting has not yet been confirmed, as BBC points out, a number of social media users seemed quick to voice their disappointment with this development, with some arguing that a more dark-skinned actor might’ve been a better choice.

    ​Others, however, argued that Smith’s casting actually makes sense.

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