Emma Stone is without a doubt one of the most multi-faceted actresses, ready to take on any challenge, her latest is a battle of the sexes. In the film about gender equality, Emma takes on the challenge in the shape of a world famous tennis match. She is back on the big screen with her Crazy, Stupid, Love father, Steve Carell, as they take to the court.
In 1973 55-year-old Bobby Riggs (Carell) and 29-year-old Billie Jean King (Stone) went head to head in a tennis match after Riggs took the stance that women were inferior tennis players and that he could beat any top ranked female players, even in his 50s. King didn’t stand for this, and was a strong advocate for equal pay for women and men and admitted she thought losing that match would set women, and women tennis players, back 50 years. The game became a spark for the burgeoning feminist movement, as King fought the widespread cultural attitude that women were inferior to men.
The film is directed by Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton, who were behind the indie hit Little Miss Sunshine. It’s got the makings of another fan-favourite film with an inspirational message and the whispers of an Oscar-worthy storyline and actors.
Is this going to give Emma another Oscar-worthy film? Only time can tell, but it is definitely a high possibility.
Watch the trailer here and see for yourself.