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Borg/McEnroe | 2018 | Shia LaBeouf as John McEnroe

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Considered one of the greatest tennis players of his time, McEnroe was known for his tantrums and outbursts during his career and faced off 14 times with Borg, who had a cool and emotionless personality. Back in May, LaBeouf toldVariety how excited he was for this project and that he deeply identified with his character.

“[McEnroe and I have] everything in common. Passionate. Perfectionist. Narcissistic. I’m a bit of a caricature also,” Shia stated. “You look for parallels in your life, and I’m lucky because there is a lot here…I’m eager to meet him before we shoot. I got nothing but love and respect for him.” Adding, “The script is brilliant. We are all here because of that. I cried the first time I read it. It’s not based on a book or a biography. It’s based on hard work.”

On Tuesday, October 4, the actors, along with Stellan Skarsgård and Tuva Novotny, director Janus Metz Pedersen and writer Ronnie Sandahl attended a press conference in Gothenburg, Sweden to discuss the upcoming feature. 

 

 

 

 

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I hope this gets a North American release. I used to like tennis a lot back in the John Mcenroe days and it was a great match and I like Shia LaBeouf so I would definitely be one to see it.

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I'm hoping this is RUSH-level good...it looks like it could be...but that's a hard one to beat.

 

I continue to think Shia is a really special actor.  Him being off-screen for a time really makes me understand how great it is to have him back.  I hope he continues to act, however infrequently. 

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12 hours ago, Macleod said:

 

I continue to think Shia is a really special actor.  Him being off-screen for a time really makes me understand how great it is to have him back.  I hope he continues to act, however infrequently. 

Have you seen American Honey? 

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8 hours ago, baumer said:

I'm assuming this is going to be the movie about their Wimbledon match that Borg won.

 

yeah I'm assuming that has to be the big ending/climax with the movie leading up to it.

 

I don't like some people in this movie, but I may catch it anyway since I like the real story

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4 hours ago, JohnnyGossamer said:

When the movie about the about greatest tennis match of all-time between the two greatest players of all-time... Federer/Nadal '08 Wimbledon.

 

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Seriously, Federer and Nadal are all time greats but there's comparatively little drama there.

 

The trailer looks good but I'm not buying the actors as athletes in their early 20s.  Casting a decade plus older changes the dynamics, especially with a 38 yr old playing 24 yr old Borg.

 

 
 

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