This trailer for PAWN SACRIFICE is about to explode

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I’m not going to lie to you: Watching Spider-Man take on Russian Sabretooth with the fate of the free world hanging in the balance as political grandmasters plot behind the scenes, makes for a film that actually has me interested in seeing it. A film about chess, of all things. Check out the first trailer below:

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.

The rumble in the jungle? The thrilla in Manilla? Nick versus a particularly stubborn piece of plastic packaging? All of those events clearly pale in comparison to Hollywood chess. Pawn Sacrifice stars Tobey Maguire, Liev Schrieber, Peter Sarsgaard, Lily Rabe, Robin Weigert and Michael Stuhlbarg. It’ll be putting your king in check from September 18.

Last Updated: May 28, 2015

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