The first trailer for Battle Of The Sexes has been released. The film stars Emma Stone, Steve Carell, Elisabeth Shue, Sarah Silverman, Alan Cumming, Andrea Riseborough, Bill Pullman and Jessica McNamee. The film comes directed by Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris (Little Miss Sunshine) and the screenplay is from Simon Beaufoy (Slumdog Millionaire).
The film synopsis is as follows “Based on the incredible true story, the 1973 tennis match between women’s World #1, Billie Jean King (Emma Stone), and ex-men’s-champ and serial hustler, Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell), was billed as the “BATTLE OF THE SEXES” and became one of the most watched televised sports events of all time, reaching 90 million viewers around the world. As the rivalry between King and Riggs kicked into high gear, off-court each were fighting more personal and complex battles. Together, Billie and Bobby served up a cultural spectacle that resonated far beyond the tennis court, sparking discussions in bedrooms and boardrooms that continue to reverberate today.” -20th Century Fox
The Battle Of The Sexes Australian release date is September 28.