Photo Coverage: Steve Carell and Emma Stone Attend BATTLE OF THE SEXES Premiere at TIFF

Photo Coverage: Steve Carell and Emma Stone Attend BATTLE OF THE SEXES Premiere at TIFF

Emma Stone, Steve Carell and more attended the premiere of their new film BATTLE OF THE SEXES at this year's Toronto Film Festival. Check out photos below! The 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs was a turning point in the politics of their game. Scripted by Academy Award winner Simon Beaufoy (Slumdog Millionaire) and directed by Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton (Little Miss Sunshine), Battle of the Sexes is a rousing recreation of that moment, featuring winning performances from leads Emma Stone and Steve Carell.

King (Stone) is a champion athlete and an outspoken feminist in her professional life, but her personal life is a struggle. Her marriage is failing. Her closeted sexuality feels like a distraction. Outraged that the National Tennis League won't allow equal pay for men and women, King founds her own tour with Gladys Heldman (Sarah Silverman) as manager. Riggs (Carell) is decades removed from his last championship. Facing dwindling finances and desperate to win back his ex-wife (Elisabeth Shue), he proposes a publicity-snaring challenge: a $100,000 winner-take-all match. King is more than game.

The film reminds us just how much blatant sexism pervaded the so-called sexual revolution. But it also shows the great strides made by trailblazers like King.

Bursting with colourful period production design and costumes, Battle of the Sexes is as fleet and fun as it is politically acute, and Stone and Carell make hugely enjoyable adversaries.

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Photo Coverage: Steve Carell and Emma Stone Attend BATTLE OF THE SEXES Premiere at TIFF
Fans attend the 'Battle of the Sexes' premiere during the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival at Ryerson Theatre on September 10, 2017 in Toronto, Canada.

Photo Coverage: Steve Carell and Emma Stone Attend BATTLE OF THE SEXES Premiere at TIFF
Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris

Photo Coverage: Steve Carell and Emma Stone Attend BATTLE OF THE SEXES Premiere at TIFF
Steve Carell

Photo Coverage: Steve Carell and Emma Stone Attend BATTLE OF THE SEXES Premiere at TIFF
Steve Carell

Photo Coverage: Steve Carell and Emma Stone Attend BATTLE OF THE SEXES Premiere at TIFF
Steve Carell

Photo Coverage: Steve Carell and Emma Stone Attend BATTLE OF THE SEXES Premiere at TIFF
Steve Carell

Photo Coverage: Steve Carell and Emma Stone Attend BATTLE OF THE SEXES Premiere at TIFF
Jessica McNamee

Photo Coverage: Steve Carell and Emma Stone Attend BATTLE OF THE SEXES Premiere at TIFF
Jessica McNamee attends the 'Battle of the Sexesl' premiere during the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival at Ryerson Theatre on September 10, 2017 in Toronto, Canada.

Photo Coverage: Steve Carell and Emma Stone Attend BATTLE OF THE SEXES Premiere at TIFF
Jessica McNamee

Photo Coverage: Steve Carell and Emma Stone Attend BATTLE OF THE SEXES Premiere at TIFF
James Mackay

Photo Coverage: Steve Carell and Emma Stone Attend BATTLE OF THE SEXES Premiere at TIFF
James Mackay

Photo Coverage: Steve Carell and Emma Stone Attend BATTLE OF THE SEXES Premiere at TIFF
James Mackay

Photo Coverage: Steve Carell and Emma Stone Attend BATTLE OF THE SEXES Premiere at TIFF
James Mackay

Photo Coverage: Steve Carell and Emma Stone Attend BATTLE OF THE SEXES Premiere at TIFF
Austin Stowell

Photo Coverage: Steve Carell and Emma Stone Attend BATTLE OF THE SEXES Premiere at TIFF
Austin Stowell

Photo Coverage: Steve Carell and Emma Stone Attend BATTLE OF THE SEXES Premiere at TIFF
Austin Stowell

Photo Coverage: Steve Carell and Emma Stone Attend BATTLE OF THE SEXES Premiere at TIFF
Bill Pullman

Photo Coverage: Steve Carell and Emma Stone Attend BATTLE OF THE SEXES Premiere at TIFF
Bill Pullman

Photo Coverage: Steve Carell and Emma Stone Attend BATTLE OF THE SEXES Premiere at TIFF
Bill Pullman

Photo Coverage: Steve Carell and Emma Stone Attend BATTLE OF THE SEXES Premiere at TIFF
Alan Cumming

Photo Coverage: Steve Carell and Emma Stone Attend BATTLE OF THE SEXES Premiere at TIFF
Alan Cumming's shoes

Photo Coverage: Steve Carell and Emma Stone Attend BATTLE OF THE SEXES Premiere at TIFF
Alan Cumming

Photo Coverage: Steve Carell and Emma Stone Attend BATTLE OF THE SEXES Premiere at TIFF
Alan Cumming

Photo Coverage: Steve Carell and Emma Stone Attend BATTLE OF THE SEXES Premiere at TIFF
Sarah Silverman

Photo Coverage: Steve Carell and Emma Stone Attend BATTLE OF THE SEXES Premiere at TIFF
Sarah Silverman

Photo Coverage: Steve Carell and Emma Stone Attend BATTLE OF THE SEXES Premiere at TIFF
Sarah Silverman

Photo Coverage: Steve Carell and Emma Stone Attend BATTLE OF THE SEXES Premiere at TIFF
Sarah Silverman

Photo Coverage: Steve Carell and Emma Stone Attend BATTLE OF THE SEXES Premiere at TIFF
Sarah Silverman

Photo Coverage: Steve Carell and Emma Stone Attend BATTLE OF THE SEXES Premiere at TIFF
Elisabeth Shue

Photo Coverage: Steve Carell and Emma Stone Attend BATTLE OF THE SEXES Premiere at TIFF
Elisabeth Shue

Photo Coverage: Steve Carell and Emma Stone Attend BATTLE OF THE SEXES Premiere at TIFF
Billie Jean King

Photo Coverage: Steve Carell and Emma Stone Attend BATTLE OF THE SEXES Premiere at TIFF
Billie Jean King

Photo Coverage: Steve Carell and Emma Stone Attend BATTLE OF THE SEXES Premiere at TIFF
Billie Jean King

Photo Coverage: Steve Carell and Emma Stone Attend BATTLE OF THE SEXES Premiere at TIFF
Billie Jean King

Photo Coverage: Steve Carell and Emma Stone Attend BATTLE OF THE SEXES Premiere at TIFF
Billie Jean King

Photo Coverage: Steve Carell and Emma Stone Attend BATTLE OF THE SEXES Premiere at TIFF
Billie Jean King

Photo Coverage: Steve Carell and Emma Stone Attend BATTLE OF THE SEXES Premiere at TIFF
Billie Jean King

Photo Coverage: Steve Carell and Emma Stone Attend BATTLE OF THE SEXES Premiere at TIFF
Natalie Morales

Photo Coverage: Steve Carell and Emma Stone Attend BATTLE OF THE SEXES Premiere at TIFF
Natalie Morales

Photo Coverage: Steve Carell and Emma Stone Attend BATTLE OF THE SEXES Premiere at TIFF
Natalie Morales

Photo Coverage: Steve Carell and Emma Stone Attend BATTLE OF THE SEXES Premiere at TIFF
Andrea Riseborough

Photo Coverage: Steve Carell and Emma Stone Attend BATTLE OF THE SEXES Premiere at TIFF
Andrea Riseborough

Photo Coverage: Steve Carell and Emma Stone Attend BATTLE OF THE SEXES Premiere at TIFF
Andrea Riseborough

Photo Coverage: Steve Carell and Emma Stone Attend BATTLE OF THE SEXES Premiere at TIFF
Andrea Riseborough

Photo Coverage: Steve Carell and Emma Stone Attend BATTLE OF THE SEXES Premiere at TIFF
Andrea Riseborough

Photo Coverage: Steve Carell and Emma Stone Attend BATTLE OF THE SEXES Premiere at TIFF
Emma Stone

Photo Coverage: Steve Carell and Emma Stone Attend BATTLE OF THE SEXES Premiere at TIFF
Emma Stone

Photo Coverage: Steve Carell and Emma Stone Attend BATTLE OF THE SEXES Premiere at TIFF
Emma Stone

Photo Coverage: Steve Carell and Emma Stone Attend BATTLE OF THE SEXES Premiere at TIFF
Emma Stone

Photo Coverage: Steve Carell and Emma Stone Attend BATTLE OF THE SEXES Premiere at TIFF
Emma Stone

Photo Coverage: Steve Carell and Emma Stone Attend BATTLE OF THE SEXES Premiere at TIFF
Emma Stone

Photo Coverage: Steve Carell and Emma Stone Attend BATTLE OF THE SEXES Premiere at TIFF
Emma Stone

Photo Coverage: Steve Carell and Emma Stone Attend BATTLE OF THE SEXES Premiere at TIFF
Emma Stone

Photo Coverage: Steve Carell and Emma Stone Attend BATTLE OF THE SEXES Premiere at TIFF
Emma Stone

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Walter McBride As a 14 year old youth, Walter was transfixed by his first Broadway Show, the original production of 'GREASE'. His Journey to celebrity photojournalism began that fateful night. Meeting, photographing and getting to know the cast inspired him to spend his professional life doing what he loved. Currently headlining in New Jersey with his partner Richard and family members Dali (Jack Russell) & Gala (Schnoodle). Recently he made his Broadway debut sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman in 'Hugh Jackman on Broadway' as well as receiving the Actors' Equity Association Gypsy Spirit Award. Walter McBride Photography is syndicated worldwide by Getty Images.

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