Pawn Sacrifice has sure taken a long time to get here. Back in 2010 David Fincher toyed with helming the film, based on Steven Knight’s script, and then Ed Zwick signed up to direct Tobey Maguire in the movie way back in the summer of 2012.
It shot in 2013 premieres at TIFF at the end of last year, but it’s only now a trailer has arrived before the September US release.
Here’s 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.’