Actress-comedienne Sarah Silverman has joined the cast of Battle of the Sexes, which stars Emma Stone and Steve Carell.

Elisabeth Shue and Andrea Riseborough are also on board, with Little Miss Sunshine filmmakers Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris directing the project from a script by Simon Beaufoy, reports

Filmmaker Danny Boyle is producing Battle of the Sexes under his Decibel Films banner along with Christian Colson and his company, Cloud Eight.

The movie will follow the competition between tennis professionals Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs.

Silverman, who will play Gladys Heldman, the founder of World Tennis magazine, was last seen on screen in I Smile Back and will next be seen in Universal&’s comedy Popstar: Never Stop Stopping.