The upcoming biographical film of two of tennis’s biggest giants, Björn Borg and John McEnroe, Borg/McEnroe, new trailer bounces into court starring Shia LeBeouf and Sverrir Gudnason.

Related: First image of Shia LaBeouf and Sverrir Gudnason as John McEnroe and Bjorn Borg from Borg/McEnroe

Focus on the legendary duel between the American and the Swede during the 1980s Wimbledon tournament. Two men became legends, but doing so came at a price. Our first reaction at witnessing the image above was to laugh, however after witnessing the trailer the mood took on a slightly sombre atmosphere as it primarily focuses on Borg who is portrayed as suffering from some kind of internal turmoil on the lead up to this almighty battle of rackets.  With recreation of this event in the hands of the Swedes, the trailer leans more in favour of Borg with the emphasis laid firmly on his journey with only one short burst of dialogue from Shia LeBeouf as the angry American making an appearance.


Stellan Skarsgard also stars in the film as Borg’s coach and one can assume a father figure to the intense icon. Borg/McEnrow 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.

Borg/McEnroe Synopsis

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.