Emma Stone v Steve Carell in First Trailer for ‘Battle of the Sexes’

Emma Stone V Steve Carell

Fox Searchlight has just dropped the first trailer for Battle of the Sexes, the upcoming dramedy starring Emma Stone and Steve Carell as feminist icon Billie Jean King and chauvinist has-been Bobby Riggs, respectively.

The Simon Beaufoy-penned film, directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, follows the famous zeitgeist back in 1973, when the No. 2 ranked King beat the 55-year-old retired former Wimbledon champion Riggs.

Andrea Riseborough, Sarah Silverman, Bill Pullman, Alan Cumming, Elisabeth Shue, Natalie Morales, Fred Armisen, and Eric Christian Olsen co-star. Check out the first trailer below.

Emma Stone V Steve Carell

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.

Emma Stone V Steve Carell

Battle of the Sexes opens in theaters on September 22nd, and could make a push for a possibly awards campaign.

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