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Challengers (2024, D: Guadagnino) S: Zendaya, Josh O’Connor, Mike Faist

The art of seduction and other games. Watch the trailer for #ChallengersMovie, directed by Luca Guadagnino and starring Zendaya, Josh O’Connor, and Mike Faist. Only in theaters this September.

Tennis player turned coach Tashi (Zendaya) has taken her husband, Art (Mike Faist), and transformed him into a world-famous grand slam champion. To jolt him out of his recent losing streak, she makes him play a “Challenger” event — close to the lowest level of pro tournament — where he finds himself standing across the net from his former best friend and Tashi’s former boyfriend (Josh O’Connor).
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In light of the bankable stars thread, I guess we'll find out if Zendaya is a draw.
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re: Challengers (2024, D: Guadagnino) S: Zendaya, Josh O’Connor, Mike Faist

People are going bananas over this because of Zendaya.

She’s talented, but I sure don’t get the big deal about her.
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re: Challengers (2024, D: Guadagnino) S: Zendaya, Josh O’Connor, Mike Faist

This doesn’t look very good.
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re: Challengers (2024, D: Guadagnino) S: Zendaya, Josh O’Connor, Mike Faist

Damn, I thought it was gonna be a movie version of this:



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re: Challengers (2024, D: Guadagnino) S: Zendaya, Josh O’Connor, Mike Faist

Another 2023 theatrical release gets moved due to the SAG-AFTRA strike as MGM is pushing the Zendaya starring, Luca Guadagnino directed R-Rated tennis romance to April 26, 2024. The pic was scheduled to open stateside on Sept. 15, working off the heat of its Venice Film Festival opening night premiere. That world premiere is not happening now.

With Zendaya able to promote to her 200M social media followers as she’s one of the top 25 most followed stars on Instagram worldwide, this movie really needs her support to dynamite her fanbase to cinemas. Further proof of Zendaya’s sway on social: the Challengers trailer has received over 150M global views already and spurred 320 stateside conversations. It’s the most viewed trailer for an original film in its first 24 hours (meaning it’s not a sequel, reboot, or based on pre-existing IP).
https://deadline.com/2023/07/zendaya...te-1235444723/
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Re: Challengers (2024, D: Guadagnino) S: Zendaya, Josh O’Connor, Mike Faist

Not surprised. This is not the kind of movie you can just haphazardly release without Zendaya supporting it. But, the 7 month delay is going to cost MGM a lot.
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