Tobey Maguire Takes on Jeopardy

Hollywood has been running wild with board game adaptations, and now their jumping on the TV game show wagon. Over at Pajiba, they’ve posted some interesting news on a developing film that will center on the Alex Trebek series, Jeopardy. Oddly enough, the man attached to star in the project is none other than Spider-Man, Tobey Maguire.

The premise for the film centers on a man who tries to master the game of Jeopardy but ends up finding himself and falling in love instead. If that wasn’t diabetically sweet enough, the movie’s actually based on a true story. There hasn’t been much info released on the specifics of the plot, but we do know that William Wheeler wrote the script. The film is entitled Prisoners of Trebek and will be produced by both Maguire and Mark Gordon who is on the look out for directors.

Maguire can currently be seen in the Jim Sheridan war drama Brothers, and is gearing up to reprise his role as Peter Parker in Spider-Man 4. The actor has that nerdy appeal to him so he can definitely pull off a character who’s obsessed with the game of Jeopardy. The screenplay must be really interesting to get him to take it on with such a premise. For goodness sake it has Alex Trebek’s name in the title.

What do you think of Tobey Maguire starring in Prisoners of Trebek?