Battle of the Sexes Movie

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Who's Involved:

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

Release Date:

Friday, September 22, 2017 (Nationwide)

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: N/A

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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Cast: Who stars in it?

Crew: Who's making Battle of the Sexes

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

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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

On or about March 23, 2017, the film was in Completed status.

On or about March 21, 2017, the film was in Post-Production status.

On or about March 24, 2016, the film was in Production status.

Production starts April 2016.

On or about November 19, 2015, the film was in Pre-Production status.

On or about October 13, 2015, the film was in Development status.

Battle of the Sexes Release Date: When was it 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 Kingsman: The Golden Circle, Brad's Status and The LEGO Ninjago Movie.

When will the movie be on DVD?

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

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