In the late 1970s and early 1980s, the world of tennis was dominated by the rivalry between the calm, even-tempered Swede, Bjorn Borg, and the hot-tempered American, John McEnroe. Now their on-court battles are set to become a movie, although interestingly as it hails from Scandinavia, it’s more interested in Borg than McEnroe.
Even so, they’ve got a famous face to play the New Yorker, with Shia LaBeouf taking time off from slightly sophomoric performance art pieces to remember he’s also an actor. The focus though is believed to be Borg, played by Wallander actor, Sverrir Gudnason. Stellan Skargard also stars in the movie, which mainly looks at the 1980 Wimbledon final. (And no, it won’t be about Borg’s later life as an underwear entrepreneur).
The first teaser for the movie has now arrived, which you can take a look at below. The film should be released later this year. [Read more…]