Tobey Maguire To Play Bobby Fischer?

Tobey Maguire To Play Bobby Fischer?

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Feb 25, 2010, 12:03 PM |
48 | Misc

Spiderman star Tobey Maguire (pictured) could be set to take on the role of Bobby Fischer in a planned biopic of the controversial American chess genius.

Firstshowing.net reports that the project, called Pawn Sacrifice, is written by Steven Knight and focuses on the iconic Fischer v Spassky match in 1972 which captivated the world with its rich cold war symbolism.

If the film sees the light of day it should be a considerably higher profile affair than the previous Fischer biopic 'Bobby Fischer Live' which made little impact with mainstream audiences.

You can read the full report here.  What do you think of Tobey Maguire as Fischer?

 

H/T The Closet Grandmaster

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