Emma Stone’s next film is set to be released September 22nd. Just in time for awards season.
Battle of the Sexes is about the 1973 tennis match between the worlds number 1 player, Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs. Stone plays Billie Jean King and Steve Carrell is Bonny Riggs.
The 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs became the most watched televised sports event of all time. Trapped in the media glare, King and Riggs were on opposites sides of a binary argument, but off-court each was fighting more personal and complex battles. With her husband urging her to fight for equal pay, the 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.
No word yet on if Battle of the Sexes will make the film festival rounds, but a September release date gives the film plenty of time to compete during awards season.