I had no idea this was project was even happening. And I actually like Tobey Maguire as an actor, so I am going to have to stalk this movie now. Maguire, who I've always thought did especially well playing awkward, nerdy and often sullen characters, stars as legendary and enigmatic chess player Bobby Fischer in PAWN SACRIFICE.
Described as a thriller, PAWN SACRIFICE looks to go beyond the Fischer's nail-biting competitions to reveal the man behind the game--and his ultimate descent into madness. More in the synopsis:
In a gripping true story set during the height of the Cold War, American chess prodigy Bobby Fischer (Tobey Maguire) finds himself caught between two superpowers when he challenges the Soviet Empire. Also starring Liev Schreiber and Peter Sarsgaard, PAWN SACRIFICE chronicles Fischer's terrifying struggles with genius and madness, and the rise and fall of a kid from Brooklyn who captured the imagination of the world.
PAWN SACRIFICE hits select theaters September 18.