Emma Stone and Steve Carell worked extremely well together in the 2011 dramedy Crazy, Stupid, Love, and now they have joined forces again in Battle of the Sexes.
Fox Searchlight has released the first trailer for the film, which is based on the real-life showdown between tennis champion/feminist icon Billie Jean King and chauvinist pig Bobby Riggs.
As you can see from the trailer, they are trying their best to keep things authentic. It looks like the film was made 40 years ago. It really makes you feel like you’re traveling back to the 1970s.
In addition to Stone and Carell, Battle of the Sexes will also star Sarah Silverman, Alan Cumming, and Elisabeth Shue. It’s scheduled to be released September 22, 2017.
Check out the official synopsis and trailer below…
“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.”