New Battle of the Sexes Trailer Shows Billie Jean King at Her Finest!
Today Fox Searchlight Pictures released the international trailer for their upcoming historical biopic film, Battle of the Sexes, which focuses on the infamous tennis legend, Billie Jean King, and Bobby Riggs.
If you’re familiar with tennis or certain gender driven events in United States history, this trailer should seem somewhat familiar. If you’re not familiar, this trailer may seem to give everything away of the film’s plot. I do think that the trailer dives into what is going on underneath the surface of both of the two individuals, which is something that we observers of history got a chance to do.
The official synopsis for the movie is below:
In the wake of the sexual revolution and the rise of the women’s movement, 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 was fighting more personal and complex battles. The fiercely private King was not only championing for equality, but also struggling to come to terms with her own sexuality, as her friendship with Marilyn Barnett (Andrea Riseborough) developed. And Riggs, one of the first self-made media-age celebrities, wrestled with his gambling demons, at the expense of his family and wife Priscilla (Elisabeth Shue). 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.
via Fox Searchlight Pictures
Battle of the Sexes stars Emma Stone, Steve Carell, Andrea Riseborough, Sarah Silverman, Bill Pullman, Alan Cumming, and Elisabeth Shue.
The movie will battle it out in theaters on September 22, 2017.