Do you love a good true story? If so, you might be interested in Paul Rudd’s upcoming film, The Catcher Was a Spy. The film, which is being directed by Ben Lewin, stars Rudd as Boston Red Sox catcher turned U.S. spy Moe Berg.
The story follows Berg as he is recruited by the U.S. government for his intimate knowledge of Eastern European language and history during World War II.
Berg was an incredibly intelligent dude. He spoke several languages, had degrees from Princeton and Columbia, and had a successful record in 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.”
In addition to Rudd, you’ll also find Jeff Daniels, Paul Giamatti and Sienna Miller co-starring in the film.
It’ll hit theaters June 22, 2018. Check out the trailer below…