The first trailer for Academy Award winner Emma Stone and Academy Award nominee Steve Carell’s new movie Battle of the Sexes has been released and it looks good! The film also stars Alan Cumming, Elizabeth Shue, Andrea Riseborough, Natalie Morales, Eric Christian Olsen, Sarah Silverman, Bill Pullman, Fred Armisen and more. It’s directed by the duo Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris. Are you familiar with the tennis match? Will you be seeing this movie? Let us know! It’ll be released on September 22nd.
Synopsis for the movie:
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 one of the most watched televised sports events 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 opposite 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.
Here’s the trailer for the film: