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Tuesday March 16, 2010 11:37 am

Tobey Maguire Signs on for Bobby Fischer Flick

Tobey MaguireBobby Fischer

Reports confirm that will star as Bobby Fischer in Pawn Sacrifice, a new biopic about the chess legend’s life. The story will primarily focus on Fischer’s famous match against Russian chess champion Boris Spassky. The two played for the World Championship in 1972 during the Cold War.

In the 1970s, was the most dominant chess player in the world. He was only 14 when he won his first United States Championship, and still holds a record for achieving the only perfect score in tournament history (63-64 season). Fischer disappeared from the public eye in 1975 and did not re-surface until 1992, when he emerged to play a match against his rival Boris Spassky.

David Fincher has signed on to direct the film.

Read More | Entertainment Weekly

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