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15-love! Trailer arrives for Battle of the Sexes starring Emma Stone and Steve Carell

17 May 2017 5:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Scott Davis

The first trailer for the hugely anticipated dramedy biopic Battle of the Sexes has arrived and you can view it in the player below.

The film chronicles the story of famous tennis match from the early 1970s which saw Wimbledon champion Bobby Riggs take on Billie Jean King in one of the biggest and most-watched sporting events ever broadcast on television. Academy Award Winner Emma Stone (La La Land, Birdman) stars as King, the famous tennis player who had to struggle with the fight for equal pay as well as her own personal demons with her sexuality.

Steve Carell (Foxcatcher, Despicable Me 3) plays Riggs, a former champion who is desperate to reclaim his “crown” and become a star once again. The film, from the directors of Little Miss Sunshine and Ruby Sparks, is set for a prime Awards season spot later this year.

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“Battle of the Sexes” enters the competition with a Trailer

17 May 2017 4:10 AM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

Yesterday, Fox Searchlight began the process of creating excitement for one of their big Oscar hopefuls this year. They did that by dropping the first Trailer for Battle of the Sexes, a pseudo biopic that also could be the rare recent sports related movie to score with the Academy. Done properly, the story contained here is big time awards bait. That all remains to be seen, obviously, but the possibilities here are certainly strong. The Trailer pretty much suggests as much too. You’ll be able to see it at the end of this article, as per the usual, but first…a bit of analysis! The film is a look at the legendary tennis match between champions Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) and Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell). King was the current number one player in the world in 1973, while Riggs was a former champ and basically a side show act at the time. »

- Joey Magidson

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Emma Stone Vs. Steve Carell in Battle of the Sexes Trailer

16 May 2017 12:19 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Fox Searchlight Pictures has released the first trailer, poster and photos for Battle of the Sexes, starring Steve Carell and Emma Stone. This biopic reunites both actors after having previously shared the big screen in 2010's Crazy Stupid Love. This time around, there is no love lost between their characters, two tennis rivals who decide to settle their differences on the court, in a nationally televised match that would change the sport forever.

What fans don't see in this trailer from Fox Searchlight is that Steve Carell's Bobby Riggs had already won the first Battle of the Sexes on Mother's Day 1973, although it isn't clear if that will be shown in this new biopic. After Billie Jean King turned down his first challenge, Margaret Court, who at the time was the top-ranked female player in the world, stepped in to face the 55-year-old tennis veteran, but he easily beat her in straight sets. »

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Battle Of The Sexes trailer with Emma Stone & Steve Carell

16 May 2017 12:17 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

David Crow May 17, 2017

The story of Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs' famous tennis match is being told in Battle Of The Sexes. Here's the first trailer...

In 1973, it really was hailed as the battle of the sexes: a tennis match between a woman in her prime who won several grand slams and a slew of titles against an old tennis champ who, despite being more than 25 years older than her, claimed he could still beat her because men are naturally better. 

The tennis exhibition match with a grand prize of $100,000 in the middle is still one of the sport’s most viewed events and made Billie Jean King a feminist legend when she put a cork in the mouth of self-admitted chauvinist named Bobby Riggs. And it is the subject of the new movie Battle Of The Sexes with Emma Stone as Billie Jean King and Steve Carell as Bobby Riggs. »

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Trailer Watch: Emma Stone Tackles Sexism on the Tennis Court in “Battle of the Sexes”

16 May 2017 12:01 PM, PDT | Women and Hollywood | See recent Women and Hollywood news »

Battle of the Sexes

“I had a great idea,” Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell) tells Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) over the phone in the new trailer for “Battle of the Sexes.” “‘Male Chauvinist Pig versus Hairy-Legged Feminist.’ You’re still a feminist, right?” Completely over it, Billie Jean replies, “I’m a tennis player who happens to be a woman.”

“By the way, I shave my legs,” she informs the self-proclaimed sexist before hanging up on him.

Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton’s (“Little Miss Sunshine”) upcoming comedy is based on the true story of King v. Riggs, the much-hyped 1973 tennis match — also known as “the Battle of the Sexes” — that became a cultural shorthand for women’s rights, especially as they pertain to sports.

The footage gives us glimpses of Riggs’ obnoxious behavior, Billie Jean’s burgeoning romance with Marilyn Barnett (Andrea Riseborough, “Birdman”), and some good old-fashioned shit-talking between the opponents. “Keep talking, Bobby,” Billie Jean laughs during a press conference. “The more nonsense you spout, the worse it’s gonna be when you lose.”

Written by Simon Beaufoy (“127 Hours”) and co-starring Sarah Silverman, Elisabeth Shue, and Alan Cumming, “Battle of the Sexes” hits theaters September 22. Check out its trailer and poster below.

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Trailer Watch: Emma Stone Tackles Sexism on the Tennis Court in “Battle of the Sexes” was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »

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Battle Of The Sexes trailer; Emma Stone & Steve Carell lead the cast

16 May 2017 11:25 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Fox Searchlight have debuted the first trailer for the upcoming Battle Of The Sexes, the true story that will star Steve Carell and Oscar winner Emma Stone. We also have the U.S. poster for the film courtesy of the studio too.

The film revolves around 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 »

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FX’s ‘Trust’ Casts Harris Dickinson as J. Paul Getty III

15 May 2017 10:31 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Harris Dickinson has been cast to play J. Paul Getty III in FX limited series “Trust.” Dickinson will play J. Paul Getty’s idealistic yet rebellious teenage grandson, who increasingly feels the burden of his famous name. He joins a cast that includes Hillary Swank as Gail Getty and Donald Sutherland as J. Paul Getty.

The 10-episode first installment of “Trust” is set in 1973, when the young Getty is kidnapped in Rome and his mafia captors are banking on a huge ransom. The series charts the young man’s nightmare ordeal at the hands of kidnappers who cannot understand why nobody seems to want their captive back. The Italian police think it’s a prank and decline to investigate. Paul’s father is lost in a heroin daze in London and refuses to answer the phone. His grandfather is marooned in a Tudor mansion in the English countryside surrounded by five mistresses and a pet lion. Only »

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Hilary Swank to play Gail Getty in FX series Trust

27 April 2017 5:20 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

FX has announced that Oscar-winner Hilary Swank has signed on to portray Gail Getty in Trust, the new anthology series from director Danny Boyle and writer Simon Beaufoy. The first season revolves around the real life kidnapping of Gail’s son John Paul Getty III, grandson of oil baron J. Paul Getty (played by Donald Sutherland).

Here’s the official synopsis:

The first installment takes place in 1973, when the young Getty is kidnapped in Rome and his mafia captors are banking on a multi-million dollar ransom. After all, what rich family wouldn’t pay for the return of a loved one? ‘Trust’ charts the young man’s nightmare ordeal at the hands of kidnappers who cannot understand why nobody seems to want their captive back. The Italian police think it’s a prank and decline to investigate. Paul’s father is lost in a heroin daze in London and refuses to answer the phone. »

- Gary Collinson

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Hilary Swank Joins FX Drama ‘Trust’

27 April 2017 10:34 AM, PDT | AreYouScreening.com | See recent AreYouScreening news »

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The upcoming FX drama Trust is beginning to come together into one of the must-watch shows of the year. If it wasn’t enough simply that Danny Boyle, Simon Beaufoy, and Christian Colson are involved in a limited series about the Getty family, the show recently announced Donald Sutherland is on board, and now we learn that Hilary Swank will play Gail Getty, mother of J. Paul Getty III.

The series begins production in June and will premiere on FX in early 2018. Sutherland will play J. Paul Getty, founder of the oil dynasty. The first installment of the series revolves largely around the kidnapping of John Paul Getty III in Rome. While the story, of the kidnapping and the family, may seem like something rather removed from the cultural awareness at this point, it’s a story that should be able to capture a variety of demographics. »

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Hilary Swank Joins FX’s ‘Trust’: Why That’s a Smart Move After 4 Years on the Sidelines

26 April 2017 12:40 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Four years after her last major (and critically acclaimed) role of Mary Bee Cuddy in “The Homesman,” Hilary Swank is returning to the screen – albeit, the small screen. While she does have a couple movies in the works, including the Steven Soderbergh directed “Logan Lucky,” Hilary Swank will also be playing a high-profile role in FX’s “Trust.”

Trust” follows the infamous kidnapping of John Paul Getty III, grandson to the great billionaire oil industrialist. Swank will be portraying the boy’s mother, Gail, who was the first person to receive the ransom request to get her son back.

This meaty role will undoubtedly give Swank a lot to chew on, and cement her back in public consciousness. After all, acclaimed actor Donald Sutherland, and fellow co-star on “Trust,” has made a continuous habit of popping back and forth between TV and film successfully.

Read More: Danny Boyle On How »

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Hilary Swank Joins FX’s ‘Trust’: Why That’s a Smart Move After 4 Years on the Sidelines

26 April 2017 12:40 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Four years after her last major (and critically acclaimed) role of Mary Bee Cuddy in “The Homesman,” Hilary Swank is returning to the screen – albeit, the small screen. While she does have a couple movies in the works, including the Steven Soderbergh directed “Logan Lucky,” Hilary Swank will also be playing a high-profile role in FX’s “Trust.”

Trust” follows the infamous kidnapping of John Paul Getty III, grandson to the great billionaire oil industrialist. Swank will be portraying the boy’s mother, Gail, who was the first person to receive the ransom request to get her son back.

This meaty role will undoubtedly give Swank a lot to chew on, and cement her back in public consciousness. After all, acclaimed actor Donald Sutherland, and fellow co-star on “Trust,” has made a continuous habit of popping back and forth between TV and film successfully.

Read More: Danny Boyle On How »

- Maya Reddy

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Hilary Swank Joins Danny Boyle’s FX Limited Series ‘Trust’ (Exclusive)

26 April 2017 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Academy Award winner Hilary Swank has been cast in a leading role in the upcoming FX limited series “Trust,” Variety has learned exclusively.

Swank will star as Gail Getty, mother of the kidnapped John Paul Getty III, heir to the Getty oil fortune. It is left to her to pay her son’s multi-million dollar ransom, despite the fact she is broke.

The role marks Swank first TV role since the late 1990’s, when she appeared on such shows as “Beverly Hills 90210,” “Leaving L.A.,” and “Camp Wilder.” Since then, she has forged an impressive film career, winning Oscars for both “Million Dollar Baby” in 2005 and “Boys Don’t Cry” in 2000. She also won Golden Globes for both films, and was also nominated for a Globe for her role in the TV movie “Iron Jawed Angels.”

Swank will next be seen in Steven Soderbergh’s “Logan Lucky“ opposite Channing Tatum and Adam Driver, and »

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A Year After ‘Birth of a Nation,’ Fox Searchlight Lines Up Oscar Season Players

19 April 2017 11:15 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

One year ago, Fox Searchlight Pictures sat primed for awards season with a sure-fire contender in Nate Parker’s “The Birth of a Nation.” On the heels of a pricey pick-up at the Sundance Film Festival, riding the ongoing wave of a diversity rally cry, the distributor that had claimed the best picture trophy two out of the previous three years was poised to dominate.

To say the least, none of that panned out as planned. And there was little else remaining in the quiver. Searchlight was ultimately left with a Toronto acquisition (Pablo Larrain’s “Jackie”) and an uncharacteristically modest showing on the circuit.

But the mini-major has been busy lining up its players for a 2017 comeback. Over the last several weeks, Searchlight has set release dates for three films in the thick of the season: “Battle of the Sexes,” from “Little Miss Sunshine” duo Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, »

- Kristopher Tapley

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Donald Sutherland to play J. Paul Getty in Danny Boyle’s Trust

16 April 2017 3:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

FX has set Donald Sutherland to play oil tycoon J. Paul Getty in Trust, a new anthology series revolving around the Getty dynasty, which is being directed by Danny Boyle from a script by Simon Beaufoy.

The 10-episode first season will tell the story John Paul Getty III, who was kidnapped aged 16, with his captors demanding a $17 million ransom for his release. However, despite being one of the richest men in the world, his grandfather J. Paul Getty refuses to cave in to the kidnappers’ demands, and with Paul’s father lost in a heroin-induced daze, it is left to his mother to negotiate for his release.

The story of the Getty kidnapping is also set for a big screen adaptation, with Ridley Scott currently prepping to shoot All the Money in the World, which has Michelle Williams, Kevin Spacey and Mark Wahlberg circling. »

- Gary Collinson

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Danny Boyle’s FX Limited Series ‘Trust’ Casts Donald Sutherland as J. Paul Getty

12 April 2017 11:15 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Donald Sutherland has been cast as billionaire J. Paul Getty in executive producer Danny Boyle’s upcoming FX limited series “Trust,” Variety has learned.

Getty, the great oil man and founder of the Getty family dynasty, was the architect of the great family fortune, and of its misfortunes too. He was one of the twentieth century’s most iconic and enigmatic figures, and a man of great contradictions – a billionaire who washed his own socks; a visionary who dreamed of a dynasty, but who was baffled by family.

Sutherland is one of the most versatile film and television actors of the century, with a resume of over one hundred and fifty films and shows, including such classics as Robert Aldrich’s “The Dirty Dozen,” Robert Altman’s “M*A*S*H,” and was President Snow in all four of the popular film adaptations of “The Hunger Games” novel series. On the television side, Sutherland »

- Joe Otterson

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‘Trust’: Donald Sutherland To Play J. Paul Getty In FX Anthology Series

12 April 2017 11:15 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Donald Sutherland is in the money. FX said today that the Emmy winner is set to play billionaire oil man J. Paul Getty in the first installment of its anthology series Trust, executive produced by the Slumdog Millionaire trio Danny Boyle, Simon Beaufoy and Christian Colson. Written by Beaufoy and directed by Boyle, Season 1 takes place in 1973, when the young heir John Paul Getty III is kidnapped in Rome and his mafia captors are banking on a multimillion-dollar ransom… »

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Valerie Faris & Jonathan Dayton’s “Battle of the Sexes” Gets Awards-Friendly Release

22 March 2017 9:02 AM, PDT | Women and Hollywood | See recent Women and Hollywood news »

Battle of the Sexes

Emma Stone just won her first Oscar in February, and the “La La Land” actress may be in running for the 2018 Academy Awards as well. Fox Searchlight has announced an awards-friendly release date for Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton’s “Battle of the Sexes,” Deadline reports. The film will hit theaters September 22. Stone stars in the tennis comedy alongside her “Crazy Stupid Love” co-star Steve Carell.

The film chronicles the “legendary 1973 tennis match between ex-champ/hustler Bobby Riggs and world №1 Billie Jean King,” the source summarizes. The 29-year-old King handily defeated the 55-year-old Riggs in one of the most-watched sports events of all time.

Penned by Simon Beaufoy (“Slumdog Millionaire”), “Battle of the Sexes” co-stars Elisabeth Shue (“CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”), Alan Cumming (“The Good Wife”), Andrea Riseborough (“Bloodline”), Sarah Silverman (“Masters of Sex”), and Bill Pullman (“The Equalizer”).

Carell appeared in Faris and Dayton’s feature debut, 2006’s “Little Miss Sunshine.” The comedy, which follows a dysfunctional family as they embark on a road trip to a beauty pageant, received four Oscar nominations including Best Picture, and took home two trophies. The collaborators’ critically acclaimed follow-up, 2012’s “Ruby Sparks,” was written by Zoe Kazan, who also starred in the unconventional romantic comedy about a writer (Paul Dano) who writes a love interest into existence (Kazan).

There have been previous films about the King-Riggs match, including Jane Anderson’s 2001 TV movie “When Billie Beat Bobby” starring Holly Hunter, and James Erskine and Zara Hayes’ 2013 documentary “The Battle of the Sexes.” The epic rivalry between King and Riggs will be depicted by Elizabeth Banks (“Pitch Perfect” franchise) and Paul Giamatti (“Billions”) in an upcoming HBO film, and serves as the inspiration behind “Balls,” an upcoming opera from composer Laura Karpman and librettist Gail Collins.

Valerie Faris & Jonathan Dayton’s “Battle of the Sexes” Gets Awards-Friendly Release was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »

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Emma Stone sports film 'Battle Of The Sexes' lands autumn release date

21 March 2017 4:23 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Oscar winner stars as Billie Jean King opposite Steve Carell.

Fox Searchlight will release Battle Of The Sexes on September 22.

Stone plays pioneering Grand Slam champion female tennis player Billie Jean King, who took part in a 1973 challenge match against Bobby Riggs.

Steve Carell plays Riggs, a former player who came out of retirement after he claimed women players were inferior to their male counterparts.

Little Miss Sunshine directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris direct from a screenplay by Simon Beaufoy. Christian Colson, Danny Boyle and Robert Graf produce.

1984 director Michael Radford has got behind a theatrical re-release of the drama based on George Orwell’s prescient 1949 novel about totalitarian rule in the UK, known in the novel as Airstrip One. The director will film an introduction to his timely feature and post-screening discussion that will screen at all participating cinemas when the film is re-released on April 4. To date 180 cinemas across the Us have signed up. »

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Emma Stone sports film 'Battle Of The Sexes' lands autumn date

21 March 2017 4:23 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Oscar winner stars as Billie Jean King opposite Steve Carell. Separately, 1984 director Michael Radford to take part in April re-release.

Fox Searchlight will release Battle Of The Sexes on September 22.

Stone plays pioneering Grand Slam champion female tennis player Billie Jean King, who took part in a 1973 challenge match against Bobby Riggs.

Steve Carell plays Riggs, a former player who came out of retirement after he claimed women players were inferior to their male counterparts.

Little Miss Sunshine directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris direct from a screenplay by Simon Beaufoy. Christian Colson, Danny Boyle and Robert Graf produce.

1984 director Michael Radford has got behind a theatrical re-release of the drama based on George Orwell’s prescient 1949 novel about totalitarian rule in the UK, known in the novel as Airstrip One. The director will film an introduction to his timely feature and post-screening discussion that will screen at all participating cinemas when the film is re-released on April »

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Emma Stone sports comedy 'Battle Of The Sexes' lands autumn date

21 March 2017 4:23 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Oscar winner stars as Billie Jean King opposite Steve Carell. Separately, 1984 director Michael Radford to take part in April re-release.

Fox Searchlight will release Battle Of The Sexes on September 22.

Stone plays pioneering Grand Slam champion female tennis player Billie Jean King, who took part in a 1973 challenge match against Bobby Riggs.

Steve Carell plays Riggs, a former player who came out of retirement after making he claimed the women players were inferior to their male counterparts.

Little Miss Sunshine directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris direct from a screenplay by Simon Beaufoy. Christian Colson, Danny Boyle and Robert Graf produce.

1984 director Michael Radford has got behind a theatrical re-release of the drama based on George Orwell’s prescient 1949 novel about totalitarian rule in the UK, know in the novel as Airstrip One. The director will film an introduction to his timely feature and post-screening discussion that will screen at all participating cinemas when the film is »

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