Today Fox Searchlight has announced the start of their new film, BATTLE OF THE SEXES, starring Emma Stone & Steve Carrell. Directed by Jonathan Dalton & Valerie Faris, the biopic follows the legendary match between tennis greats, Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs. Check out the press release below along with an official photo of Emma Stone & Steve Carrell as the tennis icons (which recalls the iconic image above). Continue reading “Principal Photography Begins on BATTLE OF THE SEXES”
As a tennis fan from childhood, I spent a lot of time with my father watching the Grand Slam tournaments on television and attending exhibition matches locally here in DC at Rock Creek Park. Every few years or so, a new powerhouse player would come into the scene; the era which I remember was famous for players like Andre Agassi, Pete Sampras, Michael Chang, Boris Becker, Steffi Graf, Jennifer Capriati, and other greats. However, in the late 90s, a new force was rising in the tennis world which is still present today: the Williams sisters, Venus and Serena. Everyone knows the story of their life, but very few have been shown what you’re about to see in Venus and Serena, a new documentary by Maiken Baird and Michelle Major. Following the sisters for a year in 2011, Venus and Serena takes us behind the courts and the press tables to examine what makes the Williams sisters tick.
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