“He rolled up to our meeting wearing a hoodie and his sweatpants high above his ripped waistline, his pit bull, Bam Bam, riding in the front seat of his car,” Green told Variety in a recent interview. “He looked nothing like Rick Macci.”
But Bernthal and Green connected on the material and it’s now hard to imagine anyone else playing the part of Macci, who was instrumental in helping Venus and Serena Williams become the greatest tennis stars in the world.
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