Tensions Run High in New Trailer for Zendaya’s New Film “Challengers”

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

Challengers is one of the most anticipated new films coming our way this spring, and MGM just added some more fuel to the fire! The new trailer for Luca Guadagnino’s sports dramedy is here, and it stars Zendaya as a former tennis player stuck in a complicated love triangle.

Challengers centers on a former tennis player Tashi (Zendaya), who turned to caching after a career-ending injury. She used her skills to transform her husband Art (Mike Faist) into a world-famous grand slam champion, but they’re forced to deal with the ghosts of their pasts once he finds himself in the middle of a career slump.

“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),” reads MGM’s official logline.

Challengers hails from the acclaimed director Luca Guadagnino (Call Me By Your Name), who co-wrote the script alongside Justin Kuritzkes. This creative duo also joined forces for the upcoming adaptation of William S. Burroughs’ short novel Queer starring Daniel Craig.

Challengers was supposed to serve as the opening film at last year’s Venice Film Festival before being hit by several major delays in the face of dual strikes in Hollywood. It’s now set to arrive in theatres on April 26.