The ‘Battle of the Sexes’ trailer pits Steve Carell against Emma Stone


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.

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The electrifying 1973 tennis match between World number one Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell) was billed as THE BATTLE OF THE SEXES and became one of the most watched televised sports events of all time. The match caught the zeitgeist and sparked a global conversation on gender equality, spurring on the feminist movement. Trapped in the media glare, King and Riggs were on opposite sides of a binary argument, but off-court each was fighting more personal and complex battles. With a supportive husband urging her to fight the Establishment for equal pay, the fiercely 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. Together, Billie and Bobby served up a cultural spectacle that resonated far beyond the tennis courts and animated the discussions between men and women in bedrooms and boardrooms around the world.

In Theaters September 22, 2017

Directed by: Valerie Faris & Jonathan Dayton

Produced by: Christian Colson, Danny Boyle, Robert Graf

Cast: Emma Stone, Steve Carell, Andrea Riseborough, Sarah Silverman, Bill Pullman, Alan Cumming, Elisabeth Shue, Austin Stowell, Jessica Mcnamee, Natalie Morales, Fred Armisen, Martha MacIsaac, Mickey Sumner, Bridey Elliott, Eric Christian Olsen, Wallace Langham, Matt Malloy

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