"Borg McEnroe", Starring Shia LaBeouf, Triumphs at Rome Film Festival

Posted on 11/13/2017 by Laura Collada

Danish director Janus Metz Pedersen’s “Borg McEnroe,” the story of one of the great tennis rivalries of all time, has been the winner of the BNL People’s Choice at the Rome Film Festival which wrapped its twelfth edition on a positive note with ticket sales up 13%.

The sports history dramatisation toplining Sweden’s Sverrir Gudnasson and Shia LaBeouf in the title roles — which was the Toronto Film Festival opener in September — is among many crowdpleasers and upcoming awards-season hopefuls that screened during the non-competitive Rome Film Festival.

Borg vs McEnroe is opening in Australia this week and will release in New Zealand on the 7th December.