Michael Stuhlbarg has joined the cast of Gail Katz Productions and Material Pictures’ drama directed by Ed Zwick. Production on the scheduled 41-day shoot has begun in Montreal and will wrap in Los Angeles.

Lionsgate International handles sales on the story starring Tobey Maguire, Peter Sarsgaard and Liev Schreiber.

Pawn Sacrifice is based on the true story of the Cold War rivalry between the tormented American chess Grandmaster Bobby Fischer world champion Boris Spassky.

MICA Entertainment is financing the project and Gail Katz produces with Maguire through Material Pictures alongside Zwick.