Battle of the Sexes Movie

Battle of the Sexes movie poster

Who's Involved:

Steve Carell, Alan Cumming, Natalie Morales, Emma Stone, Elisabeth Shue, Danny Boyle, Jessica McNamee, Valerie Faris, Eric Christian Olsen, Christian Colson, Bill Pullman, Andrea Riseborough, Sarah Silverman, Austin Stowell, Robert Graf, Mickey Sumner, Simon Beaufoy, Jonathan Dayton

Release Date:

Friday, September 22, 2017 (Nationwide)

some sexual content and partial nudity

Runtime: N/A
Language: English

Plot: What's the story about?

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 the most watched televised sports event 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 opposites 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 was also struggling to come to terms with her own sexuality, while Riggs gambled his legacy and reputation in a bid to relive the glories of his past. 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.

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Who stars in Battle of the Sexes: Cast List

... Bobby Riggs

"Minions: The Rise of Gru" , "Despicable Me"  

... Billie Jean King

"Cruella" , "The Amazing Spider-Man 2"  

... Gladys Heldman

"The Book of Henry" , "Dying Laughing"  

"Greyhound" , "Piranha 3D"  

... Ted Tinling

"Strange Magic" , "Show Dogs"  

"The Electrical Life of Louis Wain" , "The Grudge "  

"Fired Up" , "The Last Kiss"  

"The Little Things" , "Language Lessons"  

"Lansky" , "Fantasy Island"  

"Mortal Kombat" , "CHiPs"  

"Frances Ha" , "This Is Happening"  

"The Equalizer 2" , "Dark Waters"  

Who's making Battle of the Sexes: Crew List

A look at the Battle of the Sexes behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Jonathan Dayton last directed Ruby Sparks and Little Miss Sunshine. The film's writer Simon Beaufoy last wrote Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk and Into the Storm.


Simon Beaufoy


Danny Boyle
Christian Colson
Robert Graf

Production Company

Cloud Eight Films

Watch: Battle of the Sexes Trailers & Videos

Production: What we know about Battle of the Sexes?

Key Facts

  1. Danny Boyle is producing under his Decibel Films banner.
  2. Emma Stone, who was going to play Billie Jean King, had to pass on the role due to a scheduling conflict. Brie Larson will replace (Variety, 9/18/15).

Filming Timeline

  1. March 2017: The film was in Completed status.
  2. March 2017: The film was in Post-Production status.
  3. March 2016: The film was in Production status.
  4. Production starts April 2016.

  5. November 2015: The film was in Pre-Production status.
  6. October 2015: The film was in Development status.

Battle of the Sexes Release Date: When was the film released?

Battle of the Sexes was released in 2017 on Friday, September 22, 2017 (Nationwide release). There were 14 other movies released on the same date, including The LEGO Ninjago Movie, Kingsman: The Golden Circle and Stronger.

When will the movie be on DVD?

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

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