WATCH: Emma Stone, Steve Carell live as Billy Jean King and Bobby Riggs in first ‘Battle of the Sexes’ trailer
Fox Searchlight released the first ever trailer of Battle of the Sexes on Tuesday. Boy, Emma Stone and Steve Carell can square off!
The extremely contentious match played in 1973 between then World number one player Billy Jean King and ex-champion and serial hustler Bobby Riggs is considered one of the most electrifying moments in the history of the sport. Based on the events leading up to that Battle of the Sexes, the movie takes a look at the event that ‘caught the zeitgeist and sparked a global conversation on gender equality, spurring on the feminist movement,’ reads the press release.
Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton, who are famous for their indie sensation Little Miss Sunshine, which Carell was also part of, are helming the film.
While Steve Carell is getting back in the sports mindset after his Oscar-nominated performance in Foxcatcher, Emma Stone is the one who had to undergo a physical makeover to look like King. The La La Land actress gained 15 pounds of muscle mass to get into athletic shape.
Sarah Silverman plays the founder of World Tennis magazine, the late Gladys Heldman. She is joined by Andrea Riseborough, Bill Pullman, Alan Cumming, Elisabeth Shue, Natalie Morales, and Fred …read more