That sense of deja vu you’re feeling is warranted. Over the spring, it was announced that “Crazy Stupid Love” co-stars Steve Carell and Emma Stone were re-teaming for “Battle Of The Sexes.” However, in September, things changed when Brie Larson was revealed as Stone’s replacement on the project. But now, the project is going back to its original incarnation.
THR reports that Stone has now stepped in for Larson. Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris will direct the movie, penned by “Slumdog Millionaire” and “127 Hours” scribe Simon Beaufoy, with Danny Boyle producing, about the 1973 Battles Of The Sexes tennis match between the 29-year-old, number two-ranked Billie Jean King, and the retired, sorta boorish champ Bobby Riggs.
While there are a couple of competing projects in the works, including one at HBO, and another with Will Ferrell attached to star, ‘Sexes’ looks be on the court first. Production will begin next spring. And with Stone or Larson, we would’ve been happy, so we’re just glad this one is still moving.