Emma Stone vs Steve Carell in Tennis in Trailer for 'Battle of the Sexes'

May 16, 2017
Source: YouTube

Battle of the Sexes Trailer

"I'm done talking, let's play!" Yes!! Fox Searchlight has debuted the first trailer for the indie sports comedy Battle of the Sexes, the latest feature from the directors of Little Miss Sunshine and Ruby Sparks. The comedy stars Emma Stone and Steve Carell and is set in the 1970s, based on the true story of a wacky tennis match between these two individuals. The name is spot on - it was (and still is) a "battle of the sexes", but the spunky awkwardness of the whole thing makes for hilarious moments for us to now enjoy on the big screen. The cast includes Elisabeth Shue, Andrea Riseborough, Natalie Morales, Alan Cumming, Eric Christian Olsen, Sarah Silverman, and Martha MacIsaac. This looks as good as I was hoping, perhaps even better, can't wait to see it. I dig the vintage Fox Searchlight logo, and I love the poster as well.

Here's the first trailer (+ poster) for Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris's Battle of the Sexes, on YouTube:

Battle of the Sexes Movie

Battle of the Sexes Poster

The true story of the 1973 tennis match between World number one Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell). Battle of the Sexes is directed by filmmakers Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris, both of the films Little Miss Sunshine and Ruby Sparks and tons of music videos previously. The screenplay is written by Oscar winning writer Simon Beaufoy (Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day, Slumdog Millionaire, 127 Hours, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, Everest). Fox Searchlight will release Battle of the Sexes in theaters starting on September 22nd later this fall. What do you think?

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  • shiboleth
    I like the director, but I don't know about the story. And I'm not convinced that any battle of the sexes has any point without sex ...
    • Derek NOLA
      yeah when i think Bille Jean King I think sex. lol
      • shiboleth
        I get you. But that is my point, this not sexy at all. Or inspirational in any way...
    There you have. An old, washed-up man played against a woman in the prime of her career...still can't believe people were surprised by this. Just goes to show you how ill-informed and pigheaded people were back in the 1970s.
    • Bo
      Yea, I agree with you David. I thought the whole clown act match was culturally lame back when it happened and paid little attention to it. I can't imagine this movie being anything but lame also. He was an old, washed up guy and she was young, etc., but he/they gave her the double lines as an advantage while he had to hit within the singles lines. Important favor to have in one's probably could have beat him straight up, but it all was just a big commercial bunch of nonsense with absolute no value or merit to it in the least. By the way, David, have you noticed how ill-informed and pigheaded people still are even today?
      • Derek NOLA
        btw since we have an unlimited amount of genders now does anyone know which two genders are in this movie?




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