Based on the true story of Boston Red Sox catcher Moe Berg, The Catcher Was A Spy centers on Berg’s recruitment into the precursor to the CIA, the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) and a secret mission into Nazi occupied territory.
This gripping, stranger-than-fiction espionage thriller brings to life the incredible true story of Moe Berg, the 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.
The Catcher Was A Spy stars Paul Rudd, Mark Strong, Sienna Miller, Paul Giamatti, Guy Pearce and Jeff Daniels.
The Catcher Was A Spy opens in theaters and VOD June 22nd.