Austin Stowell To Play Billie Jean King’s Husband In “Battle Of The Sexes”

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The Billie Jean King biopic, BATTLE OF THE SEXES has tapped to play the feminist and tennis icon’s husband. The Bridge of Spies actor will star opposite , who will play King.

The dramedy will focus on the famous “Battle of the Sexes” tennis match of 1973 when 29-year-old King defeated former 55-year-old former tennis champ, Bobby Riggs. The match proved to set a wave of feminism throughout the country and challenged the norm of gender politics at the time.

The film also stars as Riggs and as Marilyn Barnett, who developed a relationship with King, which forced her to come out as the first openly gay female athlete. Elisabeth Shue has also signed on to star. and are set to direct the script written by . will produce under his Decibel Films banner alongside of Cloud Eight.

In addition to Bridge of Spies, Stowell was seen in Whiplash and the series, Public Morals. He can be seen next in a several films including Stratton, Colossal, and Higher Power.

He is repped by .

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