Battle of the Sexes Trailer Starring Steve Carell and Emma Stone

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Here’s the first trailer for the upcoming movie based on the famous 1973 “Battle of the Sexes” exhibition match between female tennis star Billie Jean King and retired former Wimbledon champion Bobby Riggs. King was a well-known feminist at the time while Riggs reveled in being a male chauvinist, and not only did this match help put gender equality in the media spotlight but it was also a huge publicity stunt that pulled in 90 million viewers worldwide. The movie is directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris (Little Miss Sunshine) and it stars Steve Carell and Emma Stone as Riggs and King, both of whom had their own personal issues off the court as well. The trailer looks to play up the comedic elements of the story but something tells me they’re hoping this will have awards season potential. Battle of the Sexes hits theatres on Sept. 22nd; check out the trailer after the jump and see what you think.

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