EPIC KING VS RIGGS MATCH REENACTED AGAIN IN 'BATTLE OF THE SEXES'
Emma Stone and Steve Carrell play tennis stars Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs in another movie reenactment of the epic 1973 tennis match in Battle of The Sexes, which the much publicised exhibition match was known as; held at the Houston, Texas Astrodome on the 20th of September, 1973.
The late Bobby Riggs defeated another female tennis star, Margaret Court after King declined to play against him. The flamboyant Riggs was known to constantly taunt female tennis players, goading King to finally accept to play against him in the match, the prize being $100,000, but obviously Billie Jean King played the match to represent women across the world and put Riggs in his place.
The match between Bobby and Billie was previously re-enacted in the 2001 T.V movie, When Billie Beat Bobby (ouch ... spoiler alert for viewers who didn't know about the historical match!), Holly Hunter playing Billie Jean King and the late Ron Silver as Bobby Riggs.
The movie is directed by Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton and will be released on the 22nd of September, 2017.