Paul Rudd Plays a Baseball Player Who is Recruited to be a Spy in the Trailer For THE CATCHER WAS A SPY
I've got a fantastic trailer for Paul Rudd's new film The Catcher Was a Spy. This is a very different film for Rudd to be a part of and he did a fantastic job in it. The film is a gripping, stranger-than-fiction espionage thriller that tells the fascinating true story of Moe Berg, a professional baseball player who became a World War II spy.
A Jewish, Princeton-educated, multilingual catcher for the Boston Red Sox with a closely-guarded private life, the enigmatic Berg (Paul Rudd) was already a man of mystery when, in 1944, the US government’s wartime intelligence agency enlisted his services. His mission: go behind enemy lines in Europe to assassinate the Nazi’s chief nuclear scientist before the Germans develop an atomic bomb. Trading in his catcher’s mitt for a trench coat, Berg must rely on his formidable, steel-trap intellect in a high-stakes game of cat and mouse—with the fate of the world hanging in the balance.
I had a chance to see this movie at Sundance earlier this year. It wasn't the most exciting movie, but the story kept me interested and Rudd gives a great performance. With Paul Rudd being on everyone's mind at the moment because of the recent Ant-Man and the Wasp trailer that was released, producers are hoping that
The film is based on Nicholas Dawidoff’s 1994 biography, The Catcher Was a Spy and the script was adapted by Robert Rodat (Saving Private Ryan). Ben Lewin (The Sessions) directed the film. The movie also stars Jeff Daniels and Guy Pearce as seasoned spies and Paul Giamatti as a Dutch physicist. Mark Strong and Sienna Miller also star.
The Catcher Was a Spy is set to be released on June 22nd.