Andrea Riseborough also recently joined the movie from “Little Miss Sunshine” filmmakers Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris. Simon Beaufoy wrote the screenplay.
Danny Boyle is producing under his Decibel Films banner along with Christian Colson and his company Cloud Eight.
The movie will follow the competition between tennis pros Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs, which captured the zeitgeist back in 1973 when, at 29, the No. 2 ranked King beat the 55-year-old retired former Wimbledon champion Riggs. Stone is playing King, while Carell is portraying Riggs. Elizabeth Shue is Riggs’ wife in the pic.
“Battle of the Sexes” is one of three projects revolving around the famous tennis match; the other two are HBO and Playtone’s “Proof,” which stars Elizabeth Banks and Paul Giamatti; and Chernin Entertainment and Gary Sanchez’s “Match Maker,” with Steve Conrad writing and Will Ferrell starring.
Stowell most recently appeared in “Bridge of Spies,” and Pullman can be seen next in “Independence Day: Resurgence.” He is repped by CAA and Roar, and Pullman is repped by ICM Partners and Anonymous Content.