Emma Stone And Steve Carell Face Off In “Battle Of The Sexes” Trailer
Steve Carell and Emma Stone isn’t a rival pairing we could’ve seen coming, but boy, are we happy it’s happening.
The two are reuniting (we first saw them in 2011's Crazy, Stupid, Love., playing, spoiler alert, father and daughter) to star in the upcoming film, Battle Of The Sexes, about the real-life 1973 tennis match between Bobby Riggs (Carell) and Billie Jean King (Stone). In what would become the most-watched televised sporting event, the face-off (which was nicknamed the Battle of the Sexes, hence the movie title) sparked a global conversation about gender equality and ignited battles like equal pay. “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,” the synopsis reads.
Stone’s depiction of King’s feminism ("It's when we want a little bit of what you've got, that's what you can't stand") alongside Carell’s of Rigg’s chauvinism (“I’m not saying women don’t belong on the court, who would pick up the balls otherwise?”) is bound to make for top-grade, timely entertainment. And for anyone who has ever wanted to see an iteration of Carell's Michael Scott on the big screen, this is your chance.
The film comes from the directors of Little Miss Sunshine and includes appearances from Sarah Silverman, Alan Cumming, Andrea Riseborough, and Bill Pullman. It hits theaters September 22.