Cameras have started rolling on “Battle Of The Sexes,” and the first look of Emma Stone and Steve Carell in the picture, about the historic tennis match between the 29-year-old, number two-ranked Billie Jean King, and the retired, boorish champ Bobby Riggs, has arrived.
Elisabeth Shue, Andrea Riseborough, Alan Cumming, Sarah Silverman and more join Stone and Carell in the film, and given the chemistry the lead duo had in “Crazy Stupid Love,” this seems like a solid ensemble all around. “Battle Of The Sexes” is directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris (“Little Miss Sunshine“) and was penned by the talented Simon Beaufoy, known for writing Danny Boyle classics “Slumdog Millionaire” and “127 Hours.”
The 1973 “Battles Of The Sexes” tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs captured the imagination of not only tennis enthusiasts, but of the whole world. There has always been the persistent rumor that Riggs threw the match to settle the debts he had with the mob. Whether or not the movie will tackle this part of the subject has yet to be determined. Here’s the official synopsis:
No official release date yet, but keep an eye out in 2017. Check out the first look above, and compare with the original below.
— Billie Jean King (@BillieJeanKing) April 13, 2016