First Look at Emma Stone and Steve Carell in “Battle of the Sexes”
Posted on April 17, 2016 at 3:15 pm
In the fall of 1973, there was no biggest story in sports than the challenge from former tennis champ Bobby Riggs to women players. He claimed that at age 55, decades after he retired in 1951, he could still beat the best female players in the world. He had already beat Margaret Court when Billie Jean King accepted his challenge. Their game was watched by 90 million people, and it was known as “The Battle of the Sexes.” A movie based on that game, starring Emma Stone and Steve Carell, is now filming, directed by “Little Miss Sunshine’s” Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris. Carell and Stone played father and daughter in “Crazy Stupid Love.”
Here are Riggs and King at the press conference announcing the match, and Stone and Carell performing in that scene in the film.