Emma Stone and Steve Carell Take On BATTLE OF THE SEXES

‘Crazy Stupid Love’ co-stars Emma Stone and Steve Carell are about to go head to head, as Deadline has learned that the comedic duo are attached to star in the sports rivalry flick ‘Battle Of The Sexes.’

Under the direction of ‘The Little Miss Sunshine’ and ‘Ruby Sparks’ helmers Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, the film tells of the infamous 1973 tennis match between 29-year old No. 2 ranked female star Billie Jean King (Stone), who rose to the challenge and beat 55-year old retired former Wimbledon champion Bobby Riggs (Carell). The tennis match earning the highest TV ratings since the Moon Landing.

Danny Boyle, who was at one point rumoured for the director’s chair, will produce alongside Christian Colson.

The script for the film comes from ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ screenwriter Simon Beaufoy, with co-operation from King herself. Dayton and Faris are looking to have the cameras rolling by the autumn.