Newswire: Emma Stone and Steve Carell to play Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs

You just had to wish on that monkey’s paw that Hollywood would stop making superhero movies, reboots, and sequels, didn’t you? Well, now the mysterious-yet-somehow-familiar vendor who sold you the paw has vanished without a trace, and you got your wish: No more superheroes, reboots, or sequels. Instead, every movie is now going to be about Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs’ 1973 “Battle Of The Sexes” tennis match. Happy?

Deadline reports that Little Miss Sunshine and Ruby Sparks directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris are now lined up to direct Battle Of The Sexes from a King-sanctioned script by Simon Beaufoy, perhaps best known for his screenplays for The Full Monty and Slumdog Millionaire. Emma Stone is set to star as King, while Steve Carell will be playing Riggs in the movie, described as a “comedy with dramatic and political overtones.” The project first surfaced in February …

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