At the height of the Cold War, everything between the United States and the U.S.S.R. was a symbol of the supremacy of one over the other: literature, ice hocky, even (maybe especially) chess.
Pawn Sacrifice is the story of American chess master Bobby Fisher’s epic match versus the Russian World champion, Boris Spassky. It’s the story of a man who wanted to win it all even as he was losing his mind.
Follow the jump for a new featurette on Pawn Sacrifice featuring interviews with stars Tobey Macguire and Liev Schreiber and more.
Bobby Fischer was a chess prodigy who became the youngest grandmaster in the history of the game. Always looking for the best competition – driven to find it, in fact – he publicly and loudly challenged the Soviet Union’s Boris Spassky, the reigning world champion at the height of the Cold War.
What most people didn’t know was that Fischer was fighting another battle – an interior battle that threatened his very sanity. This is what lies at the heart of Pawn Sacrifice. Check out the crazy intense trailer after the jump.
Pawn Sacrifice will be in theaters September 18th.