The trailer for Luca Guadagnino’s Challengers, starring Zendaya, Josh O’Connor, and Mike Faist, has recently been rated and is ready for release. Although it is not likely to be released today, the fact that it has received clearance from the BBFC indicates that it will be unveiled in the next few weeks. The trailer’s duration is 2 minutes and 17 seconds. The film is rated R in the US by the MPAA for language, sexual content, and graphic nudity. Watch the trailer below.
Luca Guadagnino is directing the film from a screenplay by Justin Kuritzkes. The film also stars Scottie DiGiacomo, Faith Fay, Cornel Bradford, Jake Jensen, Keanu Ham, Christine Dye, A.J. Lister, Carlyne Fournier, Joe Curtin, Emelia Camille Harewood, Sid Jarvis, Charles Massey, Sam Xu, Connor Murray, and Cameen M Copeland.
Tashi, a former tennis player turned coach, has transformed her husband from a mediocre player into a world-famous grand slam champion. To jolt him out of his recent losing streak, she makes him play a challenger event — close to the lowest level of the tournament on the pro tour. Tensions soon run high when he finds himself standing across the net from the once-promising, now burnt-out Patrick, his former best friend, and Tashi’s former boyfriend.
Produced by Luca Guadagnino, Rachel O’Connor, Amy Pascal, and Zendaya. Challengers will be released in the United States on September 15, 2023, by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.