Battle of the Sexes, the new movie telling the story of a tennis match between stars Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs, has a new trailer. It stars Emma Stone and Steve Carell as the dueling tennis pros, but it looks like the movie is more about their lives than the match.
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The 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) and Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell) became the most watched televised sports event of all time. 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 her husband urging her to fight for equal pay, the 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.
This looks pretty interesting, and it seems to have a little more on its mind than a simple tennis showdown. It also has an added bit of weight as its Stone’s follow up to her Oscar win. Not to mention the two actors are dead ringers for their real-life counterparts.
Battle of the Sexes is directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, and it opens September 22.