Published May 27, 2015No, Pawn Sacrifice is not a gritty action movie based on those terrible pawn shop reality shows. Instead, it's an intense psychological thriller following the true story of chess star Bobby Fischer.
Tobey Maguire plays Fischer, whose chess skills land him in an international political spotlight when he faces off against the Soviet Empire. The film also stars Liev Schreiber, Peter Sarsgaard, Lily Rabe, Robin Weigert and Michael Stuhlbarg.
Pawn Sacrifice was directed by Edward Zwick (Love & Other Drugs) from a screenplay written by Steven Knight (Locke). The film arrives in select theatres this September.