WATCH: First Trailer for ‘Battle of the Sexes’ From Fox Searchlight

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Fox Searchlight debuted the first trailer for the highly anticipated “Battle of the Sexes.”

The film is directed by “Little Miss Sunshine” alumni Valerie Faris & Jonathan Dayton. It is the story of the 1973 tennis match between #1 pro Billie Jean King (Academy Award winner Emma Stone) and former champion Bobby Riggs (Academy Award nominee Steve Carell).

In 1973 Riggs, attempting to reclaim his former glory, challenged the best player in tennis to the ultimate match. What would be labeled the Battle of the Sexes became the most watched sporting event of all time. It also called attention to issues of equal pay and gender equality.

The film also stars Elisabeth Shue, Andrea Riseborough, Alan Cumming, and Sarah Silverman. 

For a more in-depth look at the film, view our Awards Profile.

“Battle of the Sexes” is in theaters on September 22.

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