Set during the height of the Cold War, this “based on a true story” feature centers on chess legend Bobby Fischer (Tobey Maguire) as he’s locked in a gripping championship clash with the Soviets, struggling against his own psychological demons while the whole world anxiously awaits the outcome. Liev Schrieber plays Boris Spassky and Peter Sarsgaard, Sophie NÃ©lisse, Lily Rabe, Robin Weigert, Michael Stuhlbarg and Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick also star.
Steven Knight (Locke, Eastern Promises) wrote the screenplay and as of now the film does not have a distributor. We’ll see if its Toronto world premiere changes that. [pic via The Film Stage]