If your mind starts to wander back to the 2016 presidential election while watching Emma Stone’s Billie Jean King face-off with Steve Carrell’s Bobby Riggs in Battle of the Sexes, you wouldn’t be alone.
The film details the events leading up to the famous titular 1973 match, which found Riggs, a burnt-out tennis champ and self-proclaimed “chauvinist pig,” challenging the world’s number one female
“Tennis drama” sounds like one big snooze of a subgenre, but before you close this tab, hear me out – Battle of the Sexes ain’t just any tennis drama. The Emma Stone-Steve Carell film recounts the famous titular match where Billie Jean King beat Bobby Riggs on national television in 1973. And it was far more entertaining than your average round of tennis.
Following her highly acclaimed role in Room, Brie Larson is continuing her winning streak with Battle of the Sexes. The actress will replace Emma Stone in the upcoming tennis drama that pits her against Steve Carell in the true story of the riveting tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs.