According to court documents obtained by The Blast, TW3 Entertainment and Power Move Multi Media Inc are suing Warner Bros Entertainment, Star Thrower Entertainment, Will Smith’s company Overbrook Entertainment and Richard Williams.
The lawsuit accuses the defendants of breach of contract, intentional interference with contractual relations, and several other claims.
Will Smith is currently filming the biopic “King Richard” about Serena and Venus’ father and how he helped coach them into superstars. Will is taking on the role of Richard in the film set for release in 2021. Production was shut down temporarily due to the pandemic.
In the lawsuit, TW3 and Power Move Multi-Media start off writing, “This case presents an unfortunate and tawdry situation: the cold and calculating misappropriation and interference with Plaintiffs’ intellectual property. Plaintiffs’ good faith and contractually protected efforts to bring an amazing story into visual art form were met with Defendants’ greed and disregard for Plaintiff’s existing rights.”