American chess legend Bobby Fischer (Tobey Maguire) faces Soviet grandmaster Boris Spassky (Liev Schreiber) at the height of the Cold War in an attempt to end decades of Soviet domination of the World Chess Championship. Directed by Edward Zwick (Defiance and The Last Samurai)Pawn Sacrifice is an enthralling biopic that chronicles the rise and fall of the Jewish boy from Brooklyn who captured the imagination of millions in America and beyond.