'The Catcher Was a Spy' Trailer: Paul Rudd Transfers From MLB to CIA
Based on a true story, the film, which follows Red Sox catcher turned spy Moe Berg, is set to bow June 22.
A few weeks before the debut of his Marvel superhero film Ant-Man and the Wasp, Paul Rudd goes indie to portray Boston Red Sox catcher turned U.S. spy Moe Berg in IFC’s The Catcher Was a Spy.
The newly released trailer chronicles the true story of how the U.S. government recruited Berg, who graduated from Princeton and Columbia, for his intimate knowledge of Eastern European language and history during World War II.
Outside of his MLB career, Berg spoke seven languages and had done successful circuits on numerous trivia quiz shows.
As an intelligence operative, he interviewed physicists about the Nazi nuclear program and played an instrumental role in the U.S. effort to defeat Germany, later transferring to the CIA.
Rudd stars in The Catcher Was a Spy alongside Jeff Daniels, Guy Pearce, Paul Giamatti and Sienna Miller.
The film from director Ben Lewin (The Sessions) is set to hit theaters June 22.