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New Trailer & Poster For ‘BATTLE OF THE SEXES’ Starring Emma Stone and Steve Carell

June 23, 2017

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FOX Searchlight Pictures has released a new trailer and poster for their upcoming film BATTLE OF THE SEXES, about the infamous tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs. Starring Emma Stone and Steve Carell. Check it out down below!

The electrifying 1973 tennis match between World number one Billie Jean King (Stone) and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs (Carell) was billed as the Battle of the Sexes and became the most watched televised sports event of all time. The match caught the zeitgeist and sparked a global conversation on gender equality, spurring on the feminist movement. 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 a supportive husband urging her to fight the Establishment for equal pay, the fiercely 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. Together, Billie and Bobby served up a cultural spectacle that resonated far beyond the tennis courts and animated the discussions between men and women in bedrooms and boardrooms around the world.

Directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, creators of Little Miss Sunshine and indie favorite Ruby Sparks. Also starring Elisabeth Shue, Sarah Silverman, Alan Cumming, Andrea Riseborough, Eric Christian Olsen, Natalie Morales, Austin Stowell, Wallace Langham, Jessica McNamee, Mickey Sumner and Bill Pullman.

Battle of the Sexes hits theaters on September 22.

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