Actor Liev Schreiber is set to play chess master Boris Spassky in a new movie.

The Salt star will play boardgames with Tobey Maguire - as Bobby Fischer - in the drama Pawn Sacrifice, according to TheWrap.com.

The movie will chronicle Fischer's preparation for a fabled chess match against Spassky. Peter Sarsgaard is reportedly in talks to play a priest who Fischer confides in.

A release date has not been set for Pawn Sacrifice, but Ed Zwick will direct the project and Maguire will serve as a producer.