Take a look at the trailer for the biographical sports drama telling the story of the 1980s tennis rivalry between the placid Björn Borg and the volatile John McEnroe culminating in the greatest Men’s Wimbledon Final in history.
It’s the summer of 1980 and Björn Borg is the top tennis player in the world, dominating the sport both on and off the court. A powerful and rigorously disciplined player, there is only one obstacle in his pursuit of a record-breaking fifth Wimbledon championship: the highly talented but ferociously abrasive young American, John McEnroe.
With three days until the tournament begins, Borg trains religiously in his lavish Monaco home, aided by his coach and mentor Lennart and girlfriend Mariana. But McEnroe's explosive confidence and wrecking-ball persona continue to infiltrate Borg's ice-cool and normally unshakable temperament. With each man the antithesis of the other, both players delve into their formative memories as the climactic tournament draws near and anticipation reaches fever pitch.
Visceral and breathlessly tense, the match itself - regarded as one of the greatest of all time - would mark the pinnacle of the ‘Fire and Ice’ rivalry between Borg and McEnroe; an exhilarating battle of personalities that set the world of tennis alight.
With Sverrir Gudnason playing Bjorn Borg and Shia LaBeouf portraying John McEnroe the film also stars Stellan Skarsgard, Tuva Novotny, and Robert Emms.
Borg McEnroe debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival last week, and is set for its official UK release in cinema’s on September 22nd, but you can watch the trailer below.