Pawn Sacrifice – Official Trailer #1 – Tobey Maguire

pawn-sacrifice Pawn Sacrifice centres around the legendary chess match between American champion Bobby Fischer (Tobey Maguire) and Russian Boris Spassky (Liev Schreiber).

Yes, chess doesn’t exactly sound the most interesting concept for a film, but in director Edward Zwick‘s hands, it looks a compelling drama from the trailer, and also stars Peter Sarsgaard, Lily Rabe and Michael Stuhlbarg.

Pawn Sacrifice doesn’t yet have a UK release date – just a limited US release from 18 September 2015, but is well worth checking out when it does come out over here.

Check out the trailer below and click on the poster for the full-size image: