Steve Carell is putting the “show” back in “chauvinism.” Or so he says in the first trailer for Battle of the Sexes, in which he plays tennis player Bobby Riggs.
Emma Stone, meanwhile, rolls her eyes as Billie Jean King.
Directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris (Little Miss Sunshine), Battle of the Sexes centers on the famed 1973 match between Riggs and King. Riggs had publicly mocked female players as inferior, and King agreed to the match to prove him wrong.
We won’t tell you how it ended (though it’s easy enough to Google it if you’re curious), but as we all know, the outcome answered once and for all the question of whether women could be good at sports, and no one ever bothered asking it again.
Just kidding. But it should be fun to watch Stone try and lay the smackdown on Carell, even if it doesn’t solve sexism. Battle of the Sexes is in theaters September 22.