Elizabeth Banks and Paul Giamatti to Star in HBO Films’ ‘Battle of the Sexes’

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It was the tennis match heard around the world — and now the historic “battle of the sexes” between tennis stars Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs is being developed into a film for HBO, Variety has learned. 

Elizabeth Banks will star as King and Paul Giamatti will play Riggs in the as yet untitled project, with David Auburn (“Proof”) set to write.

Playtone’s Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman will serve as executive producers, along with Brownstone Production’s Banks and Max Handelman.


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  1. cadavra says:

    Oh, great! Now they’re remaking TV-movies as well! How will this be different from the Holly Hunter/Ron Silver version?

  2. Chris says:

    Liz Banks as Billie Jean King? Why not Taylor Lautner as Bobby Riggs?

  3. Tom Peffer says:

    I imagine Paul G. is stoked to act with Liz Banks… She is so much fun (I imagine)

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