Venus and Serena Williams to reprise executive producer roles on film about 1971 Women’s Football World Cup

Tennis legends Venus Williams and Serena Williams will join Westbrook Studios to work as producers on a film again.

The union with the film company was already successful with the film King Richard in 2021. There the story of the father of the Williams sisters was represented, and it obtained six Academy Award nominations, including that of 'Best Picture'. The new film has been provisionally named 'COPA 71' and will show the 1971 Women's World Cup in Mexico, organized by the Independent European Women's Football Federation (FIEFF).

Seven-time Grand Slam Champion Venus Williams commented on the opportunity to be involved again in a film that deals with women's sport.

“When I heard about the 1971 Women’s World Cup, I couldn’t believe this incredible story was erased from our history books. I’m excited to team with my sisters and Westbrook Studios to help elevate and empower fellow female athletes and their accomplishments, and to make sure these women have their voices heard through this inspiring documentary,”

Her sister Serena also weighed in on the Westbrook partnership, saying she was honored to be a part of the film's production:

“’Copa 71’ tells the story of one of the most inspirational and significant moments in women’s sports history,” Serena said. “It’s an honor to partner with my sisters and Westbrook Studios to help bring this magical story to light, which has been buried for far too long."

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