Movies | May 17, 2017 2:40 pm

‘Battle of the Sexes’ Trailer Serves Up Story of Legendary Tennis Match

Billie Jean King and famed sexist Bobby Riggs faced off in 1973.

The new trailer for Battle of the Sexes serves up viewers the complex story behind the true and electrifying 1973 tennis match in which the world’s top player, Billie Jean King faced off against aging ex-champ Bobby Riggs.

The match sparked a cultural spectacle and global conversation on gender equality. There movie boasts a championship cast, with Academy Award winner Emma Stone as King, and Steve Carrell as her sexist adversary.

The film hits theaters September 22, 2017. See the trailer for yourself.