Emma Stone to Play Billie Jean King in 'Battle of the Sexes'

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The film was heading towards a production start for early next year.

Emma Stone is replacing Brie Larson in Battle of the Sexes, Fox Searchlight’s telling of the epic tennis match between Billie Jean King and former Wimbledon champion, Bobby Riggs. 

Stone was initially tapped to play the part but bowed out due to scheduling, giving Larson a chance to step onto the court. Larson, however, then came on to star in Glass Castle, presenting a new scheduling conflict for the project.

Now with Stone back in, Sexes is heading towards a production start for early next year.

More to come.

 

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