Brie Larson In Talks to Play Billy Jean King In ‘Battle of the Sexes’

25 year old American actress Brie Larson, who has recently been generating some Oscar buzz for her role in Room, is in talks to play Tennis star Billy Jean King in Battle of the Sexes.

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The movie is set to be directed by Little Miss Sunshine directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, and will also star Steve Carell as former Wimbledon champion Bobby Riggs.

The movie is based on the events surrounding the real life Tennis match between King and Riggs in 1973, when King was ranked number 2 in the world and Riggs was a retired champion of the men’s game. The screenplay has been written by Slumdog Millionaire screenwriter Simon Beaufoy.

Source: THR