Think “Blades of Glory,” but with racquets.
Appropriately enough, HBO is timing the release of “7 Days in Hell” — which is based on the historical 2010 Wimbledon match between Nicolas Mahut and John Isner that has been recorded as the longest match in tennis history — with the first weekend of the 2015 Wimbledon tournament.
Andy Samberg and Kit Harington co-star as fictional tennis players in what the official synopsis describes as an “outrageous sports ‘documentary.'” The film was directed by Jake Szymanski, a frequent director of Funny or Die segments, and written by Murray Miller, currently a writer and co-executive producer on “Girls.”
The poster for “7 Days in Hell,” which you can view exclusively below, provides an intense illustration of the fiercely competitive spirit that is certainly bound to be the driving force of the film.
“7 Days in Hell” will premiere on HBO on July 11 at 10pm and will be available on HBO Go and HBO NOW.