She was a powerful feminist voice and sporting champion. He was a retired tennis star desperate to regain his former glory. The Battle of the Sexes match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs grabbed the attention of the world in 1973, and now their story will unfold on the big screen later this year.
Battle of the Sexes stars Oscar winner Emma Stone and Steve Carell, who are reuniting on film for the first time since Crazy, Stupid Love. The flick, which is likely to be front and centre come awards season, will highlight the build up to the infamous match, and the big event itself. The first trailer is an intriguing watch with Carell going all-out as the fame and money-hungry Riggs. Check it out below:
Battle of the Sexes will be released on September 22 in the US and UK and on September 28 in New Zealand and Australia.