Paul Rudd to star in WWII thriller The Catcher Was a Spy
Ben Lewin will direct the fact-based film
Paul Rudd is stepping up to the plate to portray a baseball player with a top-secret second job.
EW has confirmed that the Ant-Man actor is set to star in The Catcher Was a Spy, a thriller about the journeyman ballplayer and WWII-era intelligence officer Morris “Moe” Berg.
Based on Nicholas Dawidoff’s biography, The Catcher Was a Spy will explore the enigmatic life of the Ivy League-educated, multilingual sportsman who played for teams including the Brooklyn Dodgers and Chicago White Sox and moonlighted for the Office of Strategic Services, a precursor to the CIA.
Ben Lewin (The Sessions) will direct from a screenplay by Robert Rodat (Saving Private Ryan).
Rudd will next be seen on the big screen reprising his Ant-Man role in Captain America: Civil War.
Deadline first reported his casting in Catcher.