Tobey Maguire will play some chess for Ed Zwick's Pawn Sacrifice

Tobey Maguire

Tobey Maguire appears to have come back into the limelight as yesterday it was announced that he would star in and produce the post-apocalyptic film Z FOR ZACHARIAH, and now we’re learning that he has signed on to star in director Ed Zwick’s upcoming film PAWN SACRIFICE. Tobey Maguire’s recent collaboration with Baz Luhrmann for THE GREAT GATSBY must have rekindled Tobey Maguire’s love of acting, which is great as it’ll be nice to see him back on the big screen.

Ed Zwick’s film PAWN SACRIFCE is another telling of the famous American chess player Bobby Fischer (Tobey Maguire) who beat Russian chess champion Boris Spassky in 1972 at the young age of 15 years-old. Later Bobby Fischer became a bit of a recluse and ended up forfeiting his title and severed his relationship with the U.S. government before living in exile. We can only assume that PAWN SACRIFICE will follow Bobby Fischer later in his life and may even touch on the rematch he had with Boris Spassky in 1992, in which he beat the Russian again. No word on when PAWN SACRIFICE will start filming, but hopefully Tobey Maguire can squeeze it in before he has to do press rounds for THE GREAT GATSBY next summer. (Deadline)

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