We are delighted to announce that the Ingenious-backed Battle of the Sexes will be screened at the coveted American Express Gala during this year’s BFI London Film Festival.

Battle of the Sexes is the second film to be announced by the organisers of the Festival, which will mark its 61st anniversary this October. The comedy-drama will have its European premiere at the festival on October 7th at London’s Odeon Leicester Square Theatre, following its world premiere in Toronto in September.

Starring Oscar winner Emma Stone (La La Land) and Steve Carell (The 40 Year Old Virgin), the biopic recounts the legendary tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs and tells the story of the two tennis Grand Slammers during the 1973 challenge match which generated significant media attention and became the most watched television sports event of all time.

Stone, plus co-stars Andrea Riseborough (Nocturnal Animals) and Elisabeth Shue (Leaving Las Vegas), are expected to attend the London red-carpet premiere accompanied by Little Miss Sunshine directors, Valeria Faris and Jonathan Dayton and even tennis superstar, King.

Battle of the Sexes was produced by Manigot Productions Limited, an Ingenious Pathé Plus EIS Fund investee company in association with Cloud Eight Films’ Christian Colsons and Decibal Films’ Danny Boyle, the team behind Oscar winning films Slumdog Millionaire, 127 Hours and Steve Jobs.

Watch the trailer here.