Somebody famous, famously eccentric, dies, immediately any script floating around gets new attention, thus is Kevin McDonald tapped to direct a film of Bobby Fischer Goes to War.
I read the book this is to be based upon, which takes us inside the Reykjavik basttle royal with Boris Spassky, the Cold War played out on 64 squares on an island of rock and ice. Darned good book, lots of gamesmanship, ego, high level spying, diplomacy (Henry Kissinger was involved) and lunacy.Oh, and chess.
But who should they cast as Fischer? And Spassky?
Source: Orlando Sentinel and Variety