Luca Guadagnino, the film director of Challengers, an upcoming tennis movie in which Zendaya also stars, revealed to Variety how much the award-winning actress played the white sport for the role. “She is wonderful,” Guadagnino told Variety on Saturday night at the Academy Museum Gala for Variety.
“I mean, wow. We edited the movie and hardly used any of his stunt doubles. She is so good.» According to Variety, Guadagnino described Challengers as a «sexy comedy». «Production ended in June.
Former tennis pro Brad Gilbert is a consultant on the film,» notes Variety. «They spent like three months working really hard,» Guadagnino said. «Everyone, technically, athletically.»
What is Zendaya’s role in the movie?
The director of the new film ‘Challengers’, in which Zendaya stars as a main character, Luca Guadagnino, stated that the protagonists of the film are characters who are going through difficulties.
“I don’t want to think too much about ‘Challengers,’” Guadagnino admitted as quoted by IndieWire. “I think all three of those characters in that movie are wonderfully complex, really fucked up people that I love very much.
And a sports movie, why not? It’s hyperkinetic, and I make movies, so it’s great.» The film director, speaking to IndieWire, also described ‘Challengers’ as «a sexy and quite effervescent movie about the world of tennis».
The film’s release date is expected to be August 11, 2023. In the cast, in addition to Zendaya, are actors Josh O’Connor, known for the Netflix series The Crown, and Mike Feist, known for his role in West Side Story. Spoiler alert: According to IMDB, “The story follows Tashi (played by Zendaya), a tennis player turned coach who took her husband, Art, and transformed him from a mediocre player into a world-famous Grand Slam champion. .
To snap him off his recent losing streak, she has him play a «Challenger» event, near the bottom tier of the tournament on the pro tour, where he finds himself standing on the other side of the net from the once-promising, now-burnt out. -outside Patrick: her ex-best friend and Tashi’s ex-boyfriend”