Director: Luca Guadagnino

Writer(s): Justin Kuritzkes

Starring: Zendaya, Mike Faist, Josh O’Connor, Darnell Appling, Bryan Doo, Shane T Harris, Nada Despotovich, Joan Mcshane, Chris Fowler, Mary Joe Fernandez, A.J. Lister, Connor Aulson, Doria Bramante, Christine Dye, James Sylva, Kenneth A. Osherow, Kevin Collins, Burgess Byrd, Jason Tong, Hudson Rivera, Noah Eisenberg, Emma Davis, Naheem Garcia, Alex Bancila, Jake Jensen, Konrad Ryba, Hailey Gates, Andrew Rogers, Beverly Kristenson Helton, Brad Gilbert, Sam Xu, Caleb Schneider, Jack Amsler, Sam Arnold, David S. Bookbinder, Courtney Brooks, Dennis Daniel, Tierre Diaz, Elaine Victoria Grey, Jason Hewitt, Ian Dylan Hunt, Donna Martuge, Francis McGinny, Casey McNeal, Nicole Nassif, Anne Reardon, Rhonda Araujo Smith, Juan Szilagyi, Annabella Valle

Synopsis: The story follows Tashi, a tennis player-turned-coach who has taken her husband, Art, and transformed him from a mediocre player 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 tournament on the pro tour — where he finds himself standing across the net from the once-promising, now burnt-out Patrick: his former best friend and Tashi’s former boyfriend.

Release Date: April 26, 2024 (USA) | Length: 131 min | Genre: Drama, Sports | MPAA Rating: Rated R for language throughout, some sexual content and graphic nudity. | Note(s): Original announcement. I wasn’t able to identify Destiny Barrett. Theatrical release date moved from September 15, 2023 to April 26, 2024. The film is set to screen “Out of Competition” on August 30, in the Sala Grande at the Palazzo del Cinema (Lido di Venezia), on the opening night of the 80th Venice Film Festival. This film is complete so not sure what the 2024 release date is about. Zendaya is also a producer on this project. Charles Massey, Cameen M Copeland, Emelia Camille Harewood, Elijah Akindolie, Faye Mbo and Cornel Bradford were in the original cast list but not in the final one.