Directed by 'Little Miss Sunshine' team Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton, 'Battle of the Sexes' tells the true story of the 1973 tennis match between World number one Billie Jean King and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs that had the entire world watching.
Starring Emma Stone and Steve Carell as Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs, and with a script from 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire', 'Salmon Fishing in the Yemen', '127 Hours' and 'Slumdog Millionaire' writer Simon Beaufoy, the first trailer has everything you could hope for from these two heavyweights.
Here's the official synopsis:
The electrifying 1973 tennis match between World number one Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) and ex-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. 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 opposite 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
Also starring Alan Cumming, Andrea Riseborough, Elizabeth Shue, Austin Stowell and Sarah Silverman, 'Battle of the Sexes' is set for release in Irish cinemas on November 24th.