Everything We Know About 'Challengers': Trailer, Release Date, Cast and More

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Before Zendaya hits the big screen for the Dune follow up, we’ll first see her in the romantic sports drama Challengers, which just released its teaser/trailer today. In it, Zendaya is taking on the role of a young tennis star in what is set to be an exploration of the good, bad, and ugly when it comes to the world of tennis. An MGM film directed by Luca Guadagnino, if it's anything like his previous films, Challengers looks to be a surreal sports romance movie that we'll be able to catch as we round out the summer. While there’s still plenty more that will be revealed in the coming months. We’ve rounded everything you need to know about the film right now.

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When is the 'Challengers' release date?

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As of right now, Challengers is set to release later this year on September 15th 2023 to close out the summer.

The 'Challengers' Trailer

What is a Challenger Event?

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A challenger event in tennis is basically the entry level of the professional tour circuit. For a professional tennis player, having to play in a challenger event is actually a step backwards, which is indicative of Art's struggles.

What is the movie 'Challengers' about?

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The trailer appears to show a love triangle as Tashi herself was previously a professional tennis player, which is how she initially met Art in the first place. During that time period there’s another tennis player, Patrick, that is on the same professional circuit as Tashi and Art, and the three appear to have engaged in a threesome at some point. Fast forward to present day, Art is back to the basics participating in the challenger event, and guess who’s on the circuit? If you guessed Patrick, you guessed correctly. Awkward.

Who is in the 'Challengers' cast?

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As we mentioned earlier, Zendaya will star as Tashi Donaldson. Mike Faist and Josh O’Connor will star as Art and Patrick respectively.

Who is the 'Challengers' director?

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Luca Guadagnino whose previous credits include Call Me By Your Name, is the director of Challengers.

You can catch Challengers in theaters starting September 15th.

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