We don’t always agree with the casting news we report every week, but the latest casting report coming from the upcoming biopic Borg/McEnroe, is something everyone should be excited about.
The walking and talking meme Shia LaBeouf will play the legendary tennis player John McEnroe in the film, which is about the rivalry between McEnroe and Swedish tennis great Björn Borg. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the movie will “trace the long-running battle for supremacy in the tennis world in the 1970s and 1980s between McEnroe and Swedish star Bjorn Borg.”
Swedish actor Sverrir Gudnason will star as Borg in the biopic and Danish director Janus Metz (Armadillo) will direct. Filming will begin this fall in Sweden, London and New York. It’s scheduled to be released in 2017, most likely toward the end of 2017.
Metz had this to say about the project…
“This is a very powerful drama that plunges deep into the minds of two extremely interesting personalities living in an explosive era. I am very honored and excited to be at the reigns of it.”
We have no doubt Shia will crush this. You got the bad boy of Hollywood playing one of the most famous bad boys in the tennis world. It should be exciting to watch.
While speaking about the film to the media, Shia said this…
“I understand these people, I empathize with them. I get it. You turn things up and turn things down. It’s me.”