Fox Searchlight has released the first official trailer for their upcoming true-life dramedy, Battle of the Sexes. The film stars Emma Stone as legendary tennis player Billie Jean King and Steve Carrell as her nemesis, Bobby Riggs in the true-life story of a ridiculous time in our culture where two outspoken celebrities broke boundaries and made headlines during the early 1970s.
The film is helmed by directors Jonathon Dayton and Valerie Faris who also directed the beloved smash indie hit Little Miss Sunshine way back in 2006. Along with Carell and Stone, the film also sports a pretty nice supporting cast including but not limited to, Sarah Silverman, Andrea Riseborough, Elisabeth Shue, Alan Cumming, and Eric Christian Olsen.
Lets all watch the new trailer below:
Wow! What a fantastic looking film and Emma Stone and Steve Carrell look absolutely perfect in their respective roles! This film has now soared to the top of our must see films of the Fall. What about you guys and gals? Please, sound off in the comments below with your awesome thoughts. Thanks, and we'll see you next time!
Here's your official plot synopsis:
"The 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) and Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell) became the most watched televised sports event of all time. Trapped in the media glare, King and Riggs were on opposites sides of a binary argument, but off-court each was fighting more personal and complex battles. With her husband urging her to fight for equal pay, the private King was also struggling to come to terms with her own sexuality, while Riggs gambled his legacy and reputation in a bid to relive the glories of his past."
Battle of the Sexes arrives in theaters on September 22nd.
SOURCE: Fox Searchlight