The 67th Annual Tony Awards - Red Carpet

By Mandela Wells

@MwellsDJ

4/16/16

Multi time Emmy Nominee Alan Cumming has officially joined “Battle of the Sexes.” Cumming joins Oscar nominee’s Steve Carrell, Emma Stone as well as Andrea Riseborough, Elizabeth Shue, Austin Stowell and Sarah Silverman in the picture.

Carell and Stone star in this tennis comedy that focuses on the 1973 real life tennis match between Billie Jean King (Stone) and Bobby Riggs (Carell). Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris will be directing the film, which chronicles this actual battle of the sexes.

Cumming will play a character by the name of Ted. The character is  believed to be Ted Tinling, who played a major role in King’s life. The openly gay tennis player was known for designing King’s dress for the big showdown and was there for support when King came out as a lesbian.

 Simon Beaufoy has written the script. The movie is being filmed right now and will hit theaters some time in 2017.

Image by Glennisha Morgan (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/25/alan-cumming-marriage-equality-scotland_n_3497766.html)