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

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

Emma Stone just landed an awesome new movie role – she is set to play tennis legend Billie Jean King in the upcoming film Battle of the Sexes.

The 26-year-old actress will star opposite Steve Carell as tennis player Bobby Riggs.

The movie will follow the “competition between King and Riggs [that] captured the zeitgeist back in 1973, when at 29, the No. 2 ranked King beat the 55-year-old retired former Wimbledon champion Riggs,” according to Variety.

Pictured inside: Emma stepping out in New York City on Wednesday afternoon (November 18).

FYI: Emma is wearing an Ara Vartanian necklace.

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Posted to: Billie Jean King, Emma Stone, Movies

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