Photo Coverage: Shia LaBeouf & More Attend TIFF's Press Call for BORG/MCENROE

One of the most exciting duels in sports history kicks off the 42nd Toronto International Film Festival. The World Premiere of BORG/MCENROE was the Opening Night Gala film at Roy Thomson Hall on September 7. Directed by Janus Metz and written by Ronnie Sandahl, the film stars Shia LaBeouf, Sverrir Gudnason and Stellan Skarsgård. Check out photos from this week's press call below!

"Borg/McEnroe has a powerful tension about it that is on par with the electric energy of Toronto on Opening Night," said Piers Handling, Director and CEO of TIFF. "The story of this nail-biter matchup changed the sport of tennis forever, and the outstanding performances from LaBeouf and Gudnason will be a spectacular way for Festival-goers to kick things off."

"I am extremely honored by TIFF's selection of Borg/McEnroe as the opening film," said director Janus Metz. "It is a great celebration and recognition of everyone in the cast and crew who worked so hard to make this film what it is. We had very high ambitions for this project and have come such a long way together. I'm very excited that we can finally let the film out into the world, and I couldn't dream of a better way of doing this."

Borg/McEnroe tells the story of the epic rivalry between Swedish tennis legend Björn Borg (Sverrir Gudnason) and his greatest adversary, the brash American John McEnroe (Shia LaBeouf), which came to a head during the 1980 Wimbledon Championships.

Borg/McEnroe is produced by Jon Nohrstedt and Fredrik Wikström Nicastro, at SF Studios. The film is co-produced with Film I Väst, SVT, Nordisk Film, Sirena Film, SF Studios Production APS and Yellow Film & TV with support from the Swedish Film Institute, Nordisk Film & TV Fund, the Danish Film Institute, the Finnish Film Foundation, DR and YLE and co-founded by the European Union Creative Europe Media. NEON will be releasing the film in NORTH AMERICA in 2018.

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Photo Coverage: Shia LaBeouf & More Attend TIFF's Press Call for BORG/MCENROE
Shia LaBeouf and director Janus Metz

Photo Coverage: Shia LaBeouf & More Attend TIFF's Press Call for BORG/MCENROE
Shia LaBeouf and director Janus Metz

Photo Coverage: Shia LaBeouf & More Attend TIFF's Press Call for BORG/MCENROE
Sverrir Gudnason

Photo Coverage: Shia LaBeouf & More Attend TIFF's Press Call for BORG/MCENROE
Shia LaBeouf, director Janus Metz, Sverrir Gudnason and Stellan Skarsgard

Photo Coverage: Shia LaBeouf & More Attend TIFF's Press Call for BORG/MCENROE
Shia LaBeouf

Photo Coverage: Shia LaBeouf & More Attend TIFF's Press Call for BORG/MCENROE
Sverrir Gudnason

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