Last year marked the 40th anniversary of Billie Jean King’s famous “Battle of the Sexes” match against Bobby Riggs. PageSix reports that after having been spotted last year at a premiere for a documentary on King, director Danny Boyle is now prepping a biopic based on the legendary tennis player.
Boyle is developing the pic with screenwriter Simon Beaufoy and producer Christian Colson, the same team that brought us Slumdog Millionaire and 127 Hours. Boyle and Beufoy have already met with King to work on the script.
With the director hoping to shoot his Trainspotting sequel in 2016, it’d be safe to assume that this biopic will be the next film he makes.