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Battle of the Sexes Begins Production!

Emma Stone as "Billie Jean King" and  Steve Carell as "Bobby Riggs" in BATTLE OF THE SEXES. Photo by Melinda Sue Gordon. © 2016 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation All Rights Reserved
Emma Stone as “Billie Jean King” and Steve Carell as “Bobby Riggs” in BATTLE OF THE SEXES. Photo by Melinda Sue Gordon. © 2016 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation All Rights Reserved

Battle of the Sexes – the story of the legendary tennis match between tennis hustler Bobby Riggs and World number one Billie Jean King – has begun production.

Riggs, a former champion, declared that he could whip King – the current women’s #1 ranked player. The match sparked immense interest and became the single most watched sports event of all time.

Emma Stone stars as King, while Riggs is played by Steve Carell. The film is written by Simon Beaufoy and is being directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris. For further details on the story behind the film, follow the jump.

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