Emma Stone Returns To Play TENNIS LEGEND Billie Jean King

EMMA STONE has signed back on to play tennis icon BILLIE JEAN KING after bowing out of BATTLE OF THE SEXES earlier this year (15).

Emma Stone

The Amazing Spider-Man star passed on the role due to a scheduling conflict, and producers subsequently cast Trainwreck’s Brie Larson as King opposite Steve Carell as fellow tennis star Bobby Riggs in the film about the match between the two sporting greats in 1973.

Billie Jean King

However, Larson has stepped down due to a scheduling conflict, as she has replaced Jennifer Lawrence in the drama Glass Castle, and Stone is now back onboard the project, which is slated to start filming early next year (16).