Luca Guadagnino’s Zendaya-Led ‘Challengers’ Releases First Official Clip!

Luca Guadagnino's Zendaya-Led 'Challengers' Releases First Official Clip!

Luca Guadagnino is one of the more interesting directors of our time and his movies always attract attention. Best known for his Desire trilogy, which includes the critically acclaimed Call Me by Your Name, as well as the remake of Suspiria, Guadagnino is now tackling the sports drama genre with his newest movie, Challengers, set to be released in theaters on April 26, 2024, after a significant delay caused by the SAG-AFTRA strike of 2023.

The movie is starring Zendaya as Tashi Duncan. The young star will be joined by Josh O’Connor as Patrick, and Mike Faist as Art Donaldson, with Jake Jensen being cast in an undisclosed role. Guadagnino is directing the movie from a script written by Justin Kuritzkes.

Amazon Studios is distributing the movie in the US, while Warner Bros. will handle the film’s international distribution. The official synopsis for the movie describes it as follows:

CHALLENGERS stars Emmy winner Zendaya as Tashi Duncan, a former tennis prodigy turned coach and a force of nature who makes no apologies for her game on and off the court. Married to a champion on a losing streak (Mike Faist – West Side Story), Tashi’s strategy for her husband’s redemption takes a surprising turn when he must face off against the washed-up Patrick (Josh O’Connor – The Crown) – his former best friend and Tashi’s former boyfriend. As their pasts and presents collide, and tensions run high, Tashi must ask herself, what will it cost to win.

While the movie will be focused on sports, the drama aspect is sure to attract a lot of attention, and knowing Guadagnino’s specific approach to sexual themes in his movies, there is bound to be a lot of tension between the characters in the movie. As we prepare for the upcoming release, Amazon has provided us with the first official clip from the movie, highlighting the main characters:

And that is all for now. The movie is coming out next month and we will provide you with all the updates that will be released in the upcoming weeks, so be sure to keep following us.

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