Do you ever read a story about something, completely forget about it, then months later remember that you read it? Because that is what happened to me in regards to this movie. After looking through our archives, I’m pretty certain we didn’t cover this film. So, here we are. Per Deadline:
Fox Searchlight’s Battle of the Sexes about the legendary 1973 tennis match between ex-champ-hustler Bobby Riggs and World #1 Billie Jean King, will have its game date at the multiplex on September 22,.
The film stars respectively Steve Carell and Oscar winner Emma Stone as the iconic tennis stars, whose face-off was one of the most-watched sports events of all-time; a symbolic face-off about gender equality. Little Miss Sunshine directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris direct from a script by Slumdog Millionaire‘s Simon Beaufoy. Elisabeth Shue, Alan Cumming, Andrea Riseborough, Sarah Silverman and Bill Pullman also star.
I think we can all agree that Bobby Riggs was a f#$kboy.