A young man and a young woman in gym clothes sit at a table facing each other. The woman on the right (Zendaya) is gesturing with her fork.

About Challengers

Zendaya plays a romantically challenged tennis pro in the new ménage à trois sports drama from Luca Guadagnino, co-starring Josh O’Connor and Mike Faist. Challengers is scripted by playwright Justin Kuritzkes, sound-tracked by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, and offers a punchy, sensationally watchable blend of romance, comedy, tennis and high drama, both on and off court.

Zendaya is Tashi Duncan, a former tennis prodigy-turned-coach and a force of nature. Married to Art, a champion on a losing streak (Faist), Tashi’s coaching strategy for her husband’s redemption takes a surprising turn when she signs him up for a ‘Challenger’ match against the washed-up Patrick (O’Connor) – Art’s ex-best friend, and Tashi’s former lover. As the trio reunite, memories of their youthful love triangle arise and new feelings of jealousy, lust and betrayal come to the fore. Tashi must ask herself: what will it cost her to win?

Booking info

Duration includes trailers, adverts and any Q&A/panel. For events such as NT Live, Colour Box and Reel & Meal there will be minimal advertising. We do not admit latecomers after the main feature has started and we have a limited food & drink policy. MAC’s cinema programme has been generously supported by BFI Film Audience Network and Film Hub Midlands.

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