Paul Rudd The Catcher Was A Spy (Photo: YouTube Screenshot)
7:55 PM 05/02/2018
The official trailer for Paul Rudds World War II drama “The Catcher Was A Spy” dropped Wednesday and it looks like a great ride.
In the video posted on YouTube, the actor plays Boston Red Sox catcher Moe Berg who is recruited by the U.S. government to spy on the Germans before they can successfully launch a fisson bomb.
“Youre an unusual man Mr. Berg. You speak seven languages. Youre an athlete. Youre more than up to the physical requirements for the job,” Jeff Daniels character is heard in the clip saying to Berg.
“What job?” Rudds character asked in response.
In the next scene, we hear Paul Giamattis character telling Berg his job is to get close to Nazi scientists leading the nuclear program to find out how close they are to creating the bomb.
Berg, who graduated from Princeton and Columbia and spoke multiple languages, helped America win the war before joining the CIA, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
“A major league baseball player, Moe Berg, lives a double life working for the Office of Strategic Services,” the description on IMDb about the movie read.
“The Catcher Was A Spy” hits theaters June 22.