Emma Stone is set to play tennis great Billie Jean King in Danny Boyle's upcoming Battle of the Sexes biopic.

Stone will reunite with her Crazy Stupid Love co-star Steve Carell for the project, with Carell taking on the role of Bobby Riggs.

The film will chronicle the 1973 tennis match between 29-year-old King and 55-year-old retired Wimbledon champion Riggs.

King, then world number two female tennis player, beat Riggs in the match which took place in Houston, Texas.

Battle of the Sexes has been written by Slumdog Millionaire's Simon Beaufoy with King's input.