AceShowbiz - Fox Searchlight's "Battle of the Sexes" gets a release date. The movie, which is based on the 1973 infamous tennis match between %cBillie Jean King% and Bobby Riggs, is scheduled to hit U.S. theaters on September 22.
Starring %cEmma Stone% as former World No. 1 female tennis player King and %cSteve Carell% as ex-champ Riggs, "Battle of the Sexes" recounts the showdown between the iconic tennis stars that became one of the most-watched sport events of all time. The match is believed to be a symbolic face-off about gender equality.
"Battle of the Sexes" also stars %cElisabeth Shue% as Mrs. Riggs, %cAlan Cumming% as Ted Tinling, %cAndrea Riseborough% as Marilyn Barnett, %cSarah Silverman% as Gladys Heldman, %cAustin Stowell% as Larry King and %cNatalie Morales% as Rosie Casals. The sports dramedy film is penned by "Slumdog Millionaire" writer Simon Beaufoy and directed by husband-and-wife filmmaker duo Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Paris.
Meanwhile, the Ocar-winning actress, Stone, previously shared that in order to prepare for the biopic, she spent several hours on the court with King. "She reduced the game to straight hand-eye coordination and had me chasing ball around the court," the "La La Land" star told The Hollywood Reporter back in January.