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Emma Stone, Steve Carell to match up in 'Battle of the Sexes'

Emma Stone, Steve Carell to match up in 'Battle of the Sexes'

Emma Stone and Steve Carell are set to reunite on the big screen, but this time the "Crazy Stupid Love" costars will be serving up heated competition. Stone is to portray tennis champ and feminist icon Billie Jean King while Carell is to play her chauvinist rival Bobby Riggs in Fox Searchlight's comedy-drama "Battle of the Sexes," The Times has confirmed. Deadline Hollywood first reported the news. The movie takes its name from King and Riggs' much-hyped 1973 tennis match, which was framed as a showdown between a fierce women's rights advocate and an unapologetically sexist braggart. In the nationally televised match, King soundly beat Riggs (who,...

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