Who out there loves a sports drama? Fox Searchlight Pictures has released a new trailer for its upcoming film, Battle of the Sexes. Emma Stone and Steve Carell star as Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs, respectively. The movie follows the true story of two tennis giants who competed against one another in a 1973 tennis match.
You can watch the trailer below:
Here is an official synopsis for the film:
In the wake of the sexual revolution and the rise of the women’s movement, the 1973 tennis match between women’s World #1 Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) and ex-men’s-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell) was billed as the BATTLE OF THE SEXES and became one of the most watched televised sports events of all time, reaching 90 million viewers around the world. As the rivalry between King and Riggs kicked into high gear, off-court each was fighting more personal and complex battles.
The fiercely private King was not only championing for equality, but also struggling to come to terms with her own sexuality, as her friendship with Marilyn Barnett (Andrea Riseborough) developed. And Riggs, one of the first self-made media-age celebrities, wrestled with his gambling demons, at the expense of his family and wife Priscilla (Elisabeth Shue). Together, Billie and Bobby served up a cultural spectacle that resonated far beyond the tennis court, sparking discussions in bedrooms and boardrooms that continue to reverberate today.
Battle of the Sexes also stars Sarah Silverman, Alan Cumming, and Bill Pullman. Valeria Faris and Jonathan Dayton (Little Miss Sunshine) direct while Simon Beaufoy (Slumdog Millionaire) wrote the screenplay.
Fox Searchlight Pictures will release the film on September 22, 2017 in the United States. It has a UK release set a month later on October 20.
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