Shia LeBeouf stars as tennis great John McEnroe in the biopic “Borg vs McEnroe.” Check out the teaser above.
The sports drama will focus on one of the biggest rivalries in tennis of all time between McEnroe and Swedish player Björn Borg in the late 1970s and and early 1980s.
Sverrir Gudnason will play Borg, while Stellan Skarsgard plays his coach, Lennart Bergelin.
Danish director Janus Metz directs — his war documentary “Armadillo” won the grand prize at Cannes’ Critics’ Week in 2010.
All in all, Borg and McEnroe faced off 14 times between 1978 and 1981, each winning seven matches. Borg was known for his emotionless and cool stature, while McEnroe was infamous for his tantrums and angry outbursts. Their two Wimbledon finals (1980 and 1981) are considered to be among of the best ever matches in tennis.
Sweden’s SF Studios and Film Vast will co-produce “Borg vs. McEnroe” with Swedish Television and Yellow Film & TV. SF Studios is handling international sales.
LaBeouf is repped by CAA and John Crosby Management.