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David Fincher To Direct Pawn Sacrifice

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Mar 15, 2010 | 5:25am EDT

David FincherSource: Variety

David Fincher will next direct Columbia Pictures' chess drama Pawn Sacrifice after finishing post-production on October's The Social Network, reports Variety.

The film is the life story of American chess icon Bobby Fischer leading up to his historic world championship match against Boris Spassky.

Steven Knight (Dirty Pretty Things) wrote the script for producer Gail Katz. Tobey Maguire is also producing.

Fincher is also in talks to helm the remake of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo for producer Scott Rudin.

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