Magazine article Screen International

London Film Festival Adds Emma Stone's 'Battle of the Sexes'

Magazine article Screen International

London Film Festival Adds Emma Stone's 'Battle of the Sexes'

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Stone and Billie Jean King expected to attend European premiere of tennis drama.

Battle Of The Sexes, starring Emma Stone and Steve Carell, is to screen as the American Express Gala at the 61st BFI London Film Festival (Oct 4-15).

The film will receive its European premiere on October 7 at London’s Odeon Leicester Square, with Stone, Andrea Riseborough, Elisabeth Shue, directors Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton and Billie Jean King expected to attend.

Battle Of The Sexes tells the true life story of the 1973 tennis match between women’s world champion Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) and ex-men’s-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell).

Their match, billed as the ‘Battle Of The Sexes’, was one of the most watched sporting events of all time.

Andrea Riseborough, Sarah Silverman, Bill Pullman, Alan Cumming and Elisabeth Shue co-star in the Fox Searchlight Pictures production, which is directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris from a screenplay by Simon Beaufoy. …

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