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‘Challengers’ Trailer Showcases Zendaya in a Tennis Love Triangle

The trailer for the latest Luca Guadagnino film is here. Challengers, written by Justin Kuritzkes, stars Zendaya, Mike Faist, and Josh O’Connor in a romantic drama set within the world of professional tennis.

The synopsis for Challengers says the movie follows: “Tashi, a 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 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.

Zendaya stars as Tashi, with Faist as Patrick and O’Connor as the man from their past. It’s shaping up to be another project from Guadagnino that could definitely wind up in the awards conversation. Challengers hits theaters on September 15th, presumably after a festival debut earlier than that, at some combination of the Telluride Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, or Venice Film Festival.

Here is the trailer for Challengers:


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Written by Steven Prusakowski

Steven Prusakowski has been a cinephile as far back as he can remember, literally. At the age of ten, while other kids his age were sleeping, he was up into the late hours of the night watching the Oscars. Since then, his passion for film, television, and awards has only grown. For over a decade he has reviewed and written about entertainment through publications including Awards Circuit and Screen Radar. He has conducted interviews with some of the best in the business - learning more about them, their projects and their crafts. He is a graduate of the RIT film program. You can find him on Twitter and Letterboxd as @FilmSnork – we don’t know why the name, but he seems to be sticking to it.

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