Starring: Shia LaBeouf, Sverrir Gudnason, Stellan Skarsgård, Tuva Novotny, Robert Emms
Story: Bio-drama directed by Janus Metz Pedersen, focusing on the famous rivalry between famous tennis player icons, the young, eccentric US hot-head, John McEnroe (Shia LaBeouf) and his biggest rival, the Swedish number one, Björn Borg (Sverrir Gudnason) as they duel 1980’s Wimbledon tournament. We follow them men as they became legends and the price they had to pay.
Best Quotes from Trailer:
[to young Borg who is practicing playing tennis]
Lennart Bergelin: Is this the Davis Cup you’re playing or Wimbledon? Björn!
George Barnes: It’s the perfect rivalry. The baseline player and the net rusher.
Bengt Grive: Tennis isn’t really a sport suited to all levels of society.
UK Reporter: Borg, how does it feel knowing you could make history if you win your fifth Wimbledon?
Björn Borg: No special feelings.
Björn Borg: This doesn’t feel good, Lennart.
Talk Show Host: [to McEnroe] The only thing standing between Borg and that record is you.
Talk Show Host: You and Borg are as different as two people could possibly be.
John McEnroe: Is he backstage or something? Is he going to jump out of a cake?
American Commentator: McEnroe is the bigger talent, but being hit by Borg is like being hit by a sledgehammer.
Lennart Bergelin: What do you want from tennis?
Young Björn Borg: To be the best.
Lennart Bergelin: In Sweden?
Young Björn Borg: No, in the world.
UK Reporter: How do you respond to McEnroe’s comment before the tournament that Borg the Machine will soon break down?
Björn Borg: I’m just like anybody else, I’m not a machine.
Björn Borg: There are no easy games. But people seem to think so. “Get in there. You’re a star, Björn.”
Mariana Simionescu: It’s not easy for any of us, Björn.
John McEnroe: You don’t understand what the fuck it takes to play tennis. Shut up!
UK Reporter: But people who…
John McEnroe: You know, I go out there and give everything for this game. Everything, everything in me gets left out on the fucking court, and none of you understand it because none of you do it!
Lennart Bergelin: All that rage, the fear, the panic you might be feeling, load it into every stroke.
[pointing to his head]
Lennart Bergelin: In here, Björn. In here.
French Commentator: And now the entire world is waiting for these two giants to enter, like two gladiators.
American Commentator: Borg will be playing under a tremendous amount of pressure, everyone expects him to win.
American Commentator: Borg is often described as being pure perfection. You think he ever loses it?
Vitas Gerulaitis: Everybody wants to be Björn, everybody wants something from him. That makes you the loneliest guy on the planet.
Borg vs. McEnroe is set to open in the UK November 09/22/2017.