Date: 19th November 2015
Oscar-nominated actress Emma Stone is now set to play Billie Jean King opposite Steve Carell as Bobby Riggs in Fox Searchlight’s "Battle of the Sexes" after briefly walking away from the project.
Stone attached herself to play King back in April, though a scheduling conflict forced Fox Searchlight to approach Brie Larson to play the tennis legend as recently as September. With Larson moving on to replace Jennifer Lawrence in "The Glass Castle," her schedule no longer allowed for "Battle of the Sexes," and Fox Searchlight went back to Stone to secure the actress’ participation.
Source: Press Release