It’s a Game, Set, Match for Zendaya in the New “Challengers” Trailer

Mike Faist, Zendaya, and Josh O'Connor in
Mike Faist, Zendaya, and Josh O'Connor in "Challengers"

Luca Guadagnino’s Challengers has been pushed several times, but it’s finally hitting the theaters this spring! It’s a game, set, match for Zendaya in the new trailer for this sports dramedy, set in the competitive world of high-level tennis.

While Rihanna’s “S&M” and Nelly Furtado’s “Maneater” play in the distance, we watch Zendaya’s Tashi Duncan play tennis—and love games—with Art (Mike Faist) and Patrick (Josh O’Connor).

The first time they cross paths, Tashi is a young tennis protégé with a bright future ahead of her… but not for too long. The trajectory of her life completely changes after she suffers a major injury, which forces her to leave professional tennis for good and become a coach instead.

Tashi embraces her new calling, helping her husband Art become a Grand Slam champion. After he hits a losing streak, she decides to help him get back on his feet by signing him up for a low-level Challenger event, where he’ll face his most formidable opponent yet in his former friend and Tashi’s ex-lover Patrick.

Challengers was supposed to open the Venice Film Festival last year, but MGM was forced to pull out of its event due to the SAG-AFTRA strike. After several major delays, this film is now set for the April 26 premiere date.