MGM has released the first trailer for ‘Challengers,’ directed by Luca Guadagnino and starring Zendaya, Josh O’Connor, and Mike Faist. The trailer begins with Zendaya’s character spying on O’Connor and Faist in a hotel room. ‘Challengers’ is an R-rated movie that shows Zendaya’s transformation into a bolder and more provocative version of herself. You can watch the trailer below.
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.
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.
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.