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