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Two True Life Tennis Tales Release New Promo Materials

Battle of the Sexes and Borg vs McEnroe take centre court.







Wimbledon is now under way, so what better time for this year's two competing tennis movies to release new promo material.

First up is a new UK poster for Battle of the Sexes, the story of the infamous match played between women's World No.1 Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) and former men's champ and huckster Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell).


We prefer the film's '70s style US poster however...


The official synopsis reads:

In the wake of the sexual revolution and the rise of the women’s movement, the 1973 tennis match between women’s World #1 Billie Jean King (Stone) and ex-men’s-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs (Carell) was billed as the BATTLE OF THE SEXES and became one of the most watched televised sports events of all time, reaching 90 million viewers around the world. As the rivalry between King and Riggs kicked into high gear, off-court each was fighting more personal and complex battles. The fiercely private King was not only championing for equality, but also struggling to come to terms with her own sexuality, as her friendship with Marilyn Barnett (Andrea Riseborough) developed.  And Riggs, one of the first self-made media-age celebrities, wrestled with his gambling demons, at the expense of his family and wife Priscilla (Academy AwardÒ nominee Elisabeth Shue).  Together, Billie and Bobby served up a cultural spectacle that resonated far beyond the tennis court, sparking discussions in bedrooms and boardrooms that continue to reverberate today.



The other big tennis themed movie on the way is Borg vs McEnroe, which dramatises the rivalry between American John McEnroe (Shia LaBeouf) and Sweden's Bjorn Borg (Sverrir Gudnason). A short UK teaser and a full US trailer have been served up.


The official synopsis reads:

Award-winning Danish director Janus Metz brings to the screen the story of one of the world’s greatest icons Björn Borg and his biggest rival, the young and talented John McEnroe - and their legendary duel during the 1980 Wimbledon tournament.





Borg vs McEnroe and Battle of the Sexes are in UK/ROI cinemas September 22nd and October 20th respectively.



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