Battle of the Sexes: Biopic Starring Oscar Winner Emma Stone as Billie Jean King

Fox Searchlight will release the biopic Battle of the Sexes, starring Emma Stone as Billie Jean King and Steve Carell as Bobby Riggs on September 22.

The biopic will be Stone’s first appearance on screen since she won this year’s best actress Oscar for La La Land.

Little Miss Sunshine filmmakers Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris direct from script by Simon Beaufoy.

Danny Boyle is producing under his Decibel Films banner along with Christian Colson and his company Cloud Eight.

The competition between King and Riggs captured the public imagination in 1973, when the No. 2 ranked King — who was 29 — beat Riggs, a 55-year-old former Wimbledon champion. King was also struggling to come to terms with her own sexuality, while Riggs put his reputation on the line trying to relive his glorious past.

The film also stars Andrea Riseborough as Marilyn Barnett, King’s hairdresser and lover; Elisabeth Shue as Riggs’ wife; Austin Stowell as King’s husband; Sarah Silverman as Gladys Heldman, the founder of World Tennis magazine; Natalie Morales as tennis player Rosie Casals; and Jessica McNamee as tennis player Margaret Court.