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Tobey Maguire to Star in Bobby Fischer Biopic

Posted: February 24th, 2010 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
Tobey Maguire to Star in Bobby Fischer BiopicSubmit Comment
We just reported that Steven Knight (Eastern Promises, The Lost Symbol) has been hired by Columbia Pictures to wright the script for a Robert F Kennedy biopic that has Matt Damon attached to star.

We now learned that Knight is also writing a drama about Bobby Fischer's unlikely victory over Russian chess champion Boris Spassky. Tobey Maguire (Spider-Man) is producing the Bobby Fischer movie and is also attached to star in the lead role.

We're not sure if this project is related to the one that was announced in 2008, which had Kevin Macdonald (The Last King of Scotland) attached to direct.

A prodigy from Brooklyn who reached grandmaster stature at 15, Fischer became a global celebrity at 29 after defeating the world's best player, becoming the only American to win that title. The matches, held in Reykjavik, Iceland, were covered like a sporting event and became a symbol in the posturing between Cold War superpowers. In his later years he became known for outspoken comments, anti-Semitic rants and an eccentric and reclusive nature.

Source: Deadline


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Freudian_Nightmare writes:
on February 24th, 2010 at 6:40:38 PM

"he became known for outspoken comments, anti-Semitic rants and an eccentric and reclusive nature"

He's Mel Gibson?
encoreyourface writes:
on February 24th, 2010 at 6:45:41 PM

doesn't seem very interesting ...
Canadianmade writes:
on February 24th, 2010 at 7:31:31 PM

Bobby Fischer, where is he? I don't know I don't know. Bobby Fischer, where is he? I don't know I don't know, he's gone. Spartan Spirit!
encoreyourface writes:
on February 24th, 2010 at 7:34:35 PM

what the hell was that?
SACdaddy writes:
on February 24th, 2010 at 7:50:39 PM

DON'T GO FULL RETARD TOBEY!!!

Cillian Murphy would have been a better pic for this.
TheHundreds writes:
on February 24th, 2010 at 8:04:02 PM

chess, now thats a biopic worth watching
rjd040487 writes:
on February 24th, 2010 at 9:00:15 PM

boring ... already know how this ends - "checkmate"
johnny_boy writes:
on February 24th, 2010 at 9:25:53 PM

So with spiderman rebooting, it's pretty much over for Tobey maguire isn't it?
lost_addict writes:
on February 24th, 2010 at 9:44:03 PM

^yep,but the son of a bitch has a few million dollars to sit on...
Ranger writes:
on February 24th, 2010 at 9:48:40 PM

Tobey is loaded with cash... no worries there!

@SAC - yet another good call!
SACdaddy writes:
on February 24th, 2010 at 11:55:23 PM

@Ranger: Thx man. This is a questionable move by Tobey. I get the Forrest Gump appeal but this guy ended up a very bitter and disturbed person. Its not exactly all shrimp and roses with this crazy f*cker. Two crazy guys in a row is a little much for a guy that still looks like a 13 year old. Coming off the Spider Man franchise and the nutty soldier movie, Maguire's plate should be wide open. Why get typecast as the loco mofo? They've already done some decent chess films (Searching for Bobby Fisher and Fresh), that's enough.
AshTrey writes:
on February 25th, 2010 at 1:21:05 AM

I'M BORED READING THIS... THIS MOVIE IS GONNA BE WORST THEN SEABISCUIT. TERRIBLE CHOICE TOBEY.
Canadianmade writes:
on February 25th, 2010 at 9:16:17 AM

@encore Youtube the best of Will Ferrell Spartan Cheerleaders SNL.
Skywalker121289 writes:
on February 25th, 2010 at 10:41:50 AM

Canadianmade: What are you smoking?!!
i3u7n5 writes:
on February 25th, 2010 at 1:32:25 PM

On top of being an anti-semite, he was also quoted as saying that the attacks on 9/11 were "wonderful news". Sorry but f*ck this fruitcake.
pomme writes:
on February 25th, 2010 at 5:43:02 PM

sounds interesting (for me) more than Captain America!
Canadianmade writes:
on February 26th, 2010 at 12:25:54 AM

Obviously I'm smoking pop culture... where you guys ten years ago? honestly?!

http://www.hulu.com/watch/4162/saturday-night-live-chess-tournament
Canadianmade writes:
on February 26th, 2010 at 12:26:30 AM

*where "were" you guys
Ranger writes:
on February 26th, 2010 at 2:51:05 PM

@pomme - my last dump held more interest for me than what they have planned for Captain America.
Ranger writes:
on April 2nd, 2010 at 4:23:07 AM

This won't work. Bobby doesn't look anything like Tobey.

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