New „Battle of the Sexes“ trailer sets up the match of the century
Battle of the Sexes arrives in theaters this September, but Searchlight Pictures has just releaced the UK trailer for the upcoming sports comedy-drama.
The Academy Award winner, Emma Stone is tennis legend Billie Jean King while Steve Carell plays Bobby Riggs, the challenger in the most famous tennis exhibition match in history, aptly called „ Battle of the Sexes“.
Directed by Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton, Battle of the Sexes is set to portray the events leading up to infamous 1973 tennis match between King and Rigs, and subsequent game that was held at Houston Astrodome.
Andrea Riseborough, Sarah Silverman, Bill Pullman, Alan Cumming, Elisabeth Shue, Jessica McNamee, Fred Armisen make the rest of the cast in Battle of the Sexes, while Simon Beaufoy was put in charge of penning the script.
Official synopsis for Battle of the Sexes
The electrifying 1973 tennis match between World number one Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell) was billed as the BATTLE OF THE SEXES and became the most watched televised sports event of all time. The match caught the zeitgeist and sparked a global conversation on gender equality, spurring on the feminist movement. Trapped in the media glare, King and Riggs were on opposites sides of a binary argument, but off-court each was fighting more personal and complex battles. With a supportive husband urging her to fight the Establishment for equal pay, the fiercely private King was also struggling to come to terms with her own sexuality, while Riggs gambled his legacy and reputation in a bid to relive the glories of his past. Together, Billie and Bobby served up a cultural spectacle that resonated far beyond the tennis courts and animated the discussions between men and women in bedrooms and boardrooms around the world.
Battle of the Sexes opens on 22 September, but until then check out the UK trailer.