The Catcher Was a Spy looks like a John Le Carre thriller from the outset and in the trailer, until you see the premise which states that Paul Rudd plays Moe Berg, a major league baseball player who lives a double life working for the Office of Strategic Services.
The Catcher Was a Spy hasn’t yet got a UK or US release date, but I’m not rushing to see it, although it has a decent cast outside of its lead.
Director: Ben Lewin
Writer: Robert Rodat
Novel: Nicholas Dawidoff
Also stars: Connie Nielsen, Mark Strong, Guy Pearce, Sienna Miller, Paul Giamatti, Jeff Daniels, Hiroyuki Sanada, Shea Whigham, Tom Wilkinson, Giancarlo Giannini
Check out the trailer below and click on the poster for the full-size image:
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