Pawn Sacrifice First Trailer starring Tobey Maguire

We have the first trailer for Pawn Sacrifice starring Tobey Maguire, which is available to watch in cinemas and on Amazon Prime Video from August 13th.

A “Pawn Sacrifice” is a move in chess in which a player sacrifices his pawn for a soft advantage such as more space for his pieces or positioning them in better squares in order to develop an attack subsequently. It aims to create unbalanced positions so if the player who is committed to the pawn sacrifice did not capitalise on his temporary advantage, he would lose the game at the end due to his inferiority in material.

Tobey MaGuire in Pawn Sacrifice

Tobey MaGuire in Pawn Sacrifice

Pawn Sacrifice follows American chess phenomenon Bobby Fischer (Tobey Maguire, The Great Gatsby), who squares off against his Russian rival Boris Spassky (Liev Schreiber, Creed) in the 1972 “Match of the Century” in Reykjavik, in this gripping drama from director Edward Zwick (Glory) and screenwriter Steven Knight (Eastern Promises).

Tobey MaGuire (Pawn Sacrifice)

Tobey Maguire (Pawn Sacrifice)

Due to his anti-American and anti-Semitic statements, Bobby Fischer became a controversial figure in the final decades of his life. He, for example, in 1984 asked the editors of Encyclopedia Judaica to remove his name from the publication because he was, and has never been, Jewish and denied the Holocaust in several interviews. On a radio show shortly after the 9/11 attacks, he proclaimed them “a wonderful news“.

Behind the Scenes of Pawn Sacrifice with Tobey MaGuire

Behind the Scenes of Pawn Sacrifice with Tobey Maguire

Pawn Sacrifice will be in cinemas and on Amazon Prime Video from August 13th.

Karen Woodham
Karen Woodham is the founder and owner of the Blazing Minds. She is also a Cinema reviewer, based at the Scala in Prestatyn and at the many Cineworld screens, where she reviews the latest movies, she has also had several articles published in various publications. In 2015 she became an Award Winning Blogger and also has her website listed as one of the UK's Top 10 Film Blogs.
Karen Woodham
Karen Woodham