Friday, May 29, 2015

A Beautiful Mind o’ Chess

Historical sport matches are all the rage in Hollywood these days.

No fewer than two different projects about the Battle of the Sexes are in the works, and here comes Pawn Sacrifice, the new Ed Zwick-directed film about the 1972 Icelandic showdown between American chess grandmaster Bobby Fischer and Boris Spassky, the Russian champ.

Tobey Maguire is playing the former in the long-gestating project, which is finally coming out on Sept. 18, while Liev Schreiber is portraying the latter. Peter Sarsgaard and Lily Rabe (TV’s The Whispers) co-star.

Check out the films trailer now.


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