Who knew it could be so epically intense off the court as it is on! With Wimbledon fever gripping the world by the short and curlies a brand new red band trailer has been released for the upcoming biographical drama Borg/McEnroe.
As with the first trailer, the red band version ups the ante on the tension front as both legendary tennis players Björn Borg and John McEnroe prepare themselves for the biggest match of their lives. Flitting between Swedish and English Borg, who is played by Sverrir Gudnason, is your quiet brooding type, one to keep his emotions calmly bottled up without even breaking into a smile. Whilst McEnroe, played by Shia LeBeouf, as we all know, has a more assertive manner, confidence over boils as well as his anger at a journalist at a standard press conference. The trailer also has a small moment of Stellan Skarsgard as Borg’s coach.
Related: First Look image from Borg/McEnroe
Borg/McEnroe is directed by Janus Metz Pedersen (True Detective), who is no stranger to this very subject after directing a documentary back in 1996 on the very same subject, from a screenplay by Ronnie Sandahl. Jon Nohrstedt and Fredrik Wikstrom are producing.
The film hits Norway, Sweden and the UK in September and Germany in October.
In 1980, Wimbledon’s spotlight lay heavily on the final between Björn Borg (Sverrir Gudnason) and John McEnroe (Shia LeBeouf). Björn Borg, the Swedish number 1, gentleman, and control freak was pitted against the eccentric newcomer from New York. Dubbed the Nordic coolness against the US hot-head, but these two giants of the sport are much closer than one might believe. An unforgettable final is stored in the minds of the spectators. Borg and McEnroe: Former rivals and best enemies.