The Filmnomore Movie Blog takes a look at the trailer for new chess drama Pawn Sacrifice
Did you write chess and drama in the same sentence? Yes I did. The film looks like its going to be focus on the life of US chess grandmaster Bobby Fischer and in particular his match with the Soviet world champion, Boris Spassky, that took place during the Cold War.
The film is going to be about much more than the personal battle between the two men. Bobby while very bright clearly has some mental issues to contend with and the pressure mounts as the US government sees the chess match as an extension of the propaganda war between the two countries. Tobey Maguire stars as the mercurial Bobby Fischer while Liev Schrieber will be his nemesis Boris Spassky. I think this could be really interesting although I haven’t been able to find a UK release date.