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Will Ferrell To Star In 'Match Maker' About 1973 "Battle Of The Sexes" Tennis Match Between Billie Jean King & Bobby Riggs

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 3, 2014 2:22 PM
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Will Ferrell
It looks Danny Boyle has some unlikely competition. In February, reports surfaced that the director was working with screenwriter John Hodge on a film about infamous 1973 "Battles Of The Sexes" tennis match that pitted Billie Jean King against the somewhat sexist braggard, and emerging from retirement, Bobby Riggs. Their showdown made headlines back then, and in the past couple years, with suggestions that Riggs threw the match to pay off debts. Either way it's a helluva tale.

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