MGM has shared the first trailer for Challengers, a coming-of-age romantic sports comedy directed by Luca Guadagnino and starring Zendaya as a professional tennis player who gets entangled in a steamy love triangle. Watch the trailer below.
Zendaya — who also has a producing credit — appears as Tashi Duncan, the wife and trainer of the Grand Slam Art champion, played by Mike Faist. After a losing streak, Duncan signs up for the Challenger event in which he will face Patrick (Josh O’Connor), his ex-boyfriend and Duncan’s ex-lover.
The trailer cuts between the trio’s complicated past and their tense predicament in the present, showcasing moments of seduction, betrayal, tragedy, and of course, plenty of perilous tennis. Watch it below. The movie hits theaters on September 15th.
Like Guadagnino’s previous film, Bones and everythingAnd Challengers It will feature a soundtrack by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross. Principal photography began in May 2022 and concluded the following month. Guadagnino shared with Rotten tomatoes He visited Zendaya on the set of her next movie, Dune: Part Two, for dubbing.
This past April, Zendaya gave her first live performance in seven years at Coachella, joining Labrinth to perform “I’m Tired” and “All for Us” — two songs from her hit HBO series, trance.