Alan Cumming to co-star in Fox Searchlight's 'Battle of the Sexes'

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'Battle Of The Sexes' Movie To Star Alan Cumming

Alan Cumming is joining the cast of Fox Searchlight's Battle of the Sexes, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

Steve Carell and Emma Stone star in the ripped-from-the-headlines story of the 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King (Stone) and Bobby Riggs (Carell). Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris are directing the film, which chronicles the Battle of the Sexes.

Cumming will play a character named Ted, believed to be Ted Tinling, who played a key role in King's life. The openly gay tennis player designed King's dress for the Battle of the Sexes and was a confidante as King came out as a lesbian.

Andrea Riseborough, Elizabeth Shue, Austin Stowell and Sarah Silverman round out the cast of the Simon Beaufoy-penned film, which is currently shooting.

Cumming, who stars on the long-running drama The Good Wife, will next be seen in the indie comedy Hurricane Bianca.

He is repped by CAA, Troika and Untitled.

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NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 06: Monica Lewinsky and Alan Cumming attend the Alan Cumming Book Launch for 'Not My Father's Son' on October 6, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images for Dey Street Books)
UNITED STATES - CIRCA 2000: An amused Alan Cumming gets a smooch from Monica Lewinsky at an opening night party for the Broadway play 'Design For Living' at Laura Belle. Cumming stars in the production. (Photo by Richard Corkery/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
LONDON - OCTOBER 05: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK TABLOID NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Alan Cumming and Monica Lewinsky attend the after party following the press night of 'Bent', at Dune on October 5, 2006 in London, England. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images)
Monica Lewinsky and actor Alan Cumming. (Photo by Sylvain Gaboury/DMI/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - CIRCA 2000: Alan Cumming and Monica Lewinsky at an opening night party for the Broadway play 'Design For Living' at Laura Belle. Cumming stars in the production. (Photo by Richard Corkery/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
LONDON - OCTOBER 05: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK TABLOID NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Alan Cumming and Monica Lewinsky attend the after party following the press night of 'Bent', at Dune on October 5, 2006 in London, England. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON - OCTOBER 05: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK TABLOID NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) (L-R) Alan Cumming, Monica Lewinsky and Graham Norton attend the after party following the press night of 'Bent', at Dune on October 5, 2006 in London, England. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 30: Monica Lewinsky arrives at The Masterpiece Marie Curie Party supported by Jaeger-LeCoultre and hosted by Heather Kerzner at The Royal Hospital Chelsea on June 30, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images for Marie Curie)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 30: Monica Lewinsky attends The Masterpiece Marie Curie Party supported by Jaeger-LeCoultre and hosted by Heather Kerzner at The Royal Hospital Chelsea on June 30, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images for Marie Curie)
NEW YORK - DECEMBER 05: Monica Lewinsky attends the Men's Health and Best Life magazines book release party for 'BLUNT' by photographer Nigel Parry at Milk Gallery on December 5, 2006 in New York City. (Photo by Scott Gries/Getty Images for Rodale)
NEW YORK - DECEMBER 5: Monica Lewinsky attends the Men's Health & Best Life exhibition for photographer Nigel Parry to celebrate the release of his new book Blunt at Milk Studios December 5, 2006 in New Yrok City. (Photo by Peter Kramer/Getty Images)
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GLASGOW, UNITED KINGDOM: Monica Lewinsky was presented with flowers as she continued to draw crowds, 15 March 1999, when her book signing tour reached Scotland. About 300 people cheered as the former White House office junior, whose affair with President Bill Clinton turned her into a household name, arrived at a Glasgow book shop. (Photo credit should read IAN STEWART/AFP/Getty Images)
MIAMI, : Former White House intern Monica Lewinsky looks up as she signs her book, 'Monica's story', during a signing 23 April, 1999 at a book store in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. AFP PHOTO/Rhona WISE (Photo credit should read RHONA WISE/AFP/Getty Images)
A photograph showing former White House intern Monica Lewinsky meeting President Bill Clinton at a White House function submitted as evidence in documents by the Starr investigation and released by the House Judicary committee September 21, 1998.
A photograph showing former White House intern Monica Lewinsky (L) meeting President Bill Clinton at a White House function submitted as evidence in documents by the Starr investigation and released by the House Judicary committee September 21, 1998.
A photograph showing former White House intern Monica Lewinsky (L) working in a White House office as President Bill Clinton looks on submitted as evidence in documents by the Starr investigation and released by the House Judicary committee September 21, 1998.
A photograph showing former White House intern Monica Lewinsky meeting President Bill Clinton at a White House function submitted as evidence in documents by the Starr investigation and released by the House Judicary committee September 21, 1998.
A photograph showing former White House intern Monica Lewinsky meeting President Bill Clinton at a White House function submitted as evidence in documents by the Starr investigation and released by the House Judicary committee September 21, 1998.
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