Emma Stone and Steve Carrell in The Battle of the Sexes

Battle of the Sexes Trailer #1 (2017) “Game On!”

*Text from Coming Soon
Fox Searchlight Pictures has revealed a new international trailer for Battle of the Sexes, telling the story of the infamous tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs. Starring Emma Stone and Steve Carell, 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 the Oscar-winning Little Miss Sunshine and indie favorite Ruby Sparks, the film also stars 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 will debut in theaters September 22.

Battle of the Sexes Poster

2 thoughts on “Battle of the Sexes Trailer #1 (2017) “Game On!””

  1. Oh, so this is about THAT battle of the sexes. I saw the title and almost moved on, I genuinely thought it was a slapstick rom com. I am so there, but you have to admit they chose a pretty horrendous title. It’s going to keep people away. First signals are so very crucial.

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  2. I could be wrong though. The title was given to the film by people who do this for a living. I’m just sitting here, typing about it.

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