After a long wait World War II indie drama The Catcher Was A Spy getting a UK release. Today Signature Entertainment have unveiled the film’s UK Trailer as Paul Rudd is star baseball player turned man of mystery.
The film is directed by Ben Lewin (The Sessions) and premiered back at Sundance Film Festival in 2018. It’s already been released Stateside, but like many films sometimes you have to wait a little longer before you get a distributor.
The film is a true story which stars Paul Rudd as the enigmatic Boston Red Sox baseball player Morris ‘Moe’ Berg. A Ivy League student, Lawyer, who swapped the bat to become a spy during World War II. In the race to beat Hitler to the creation of the atomic bomb.
For a indie film, it has that old fashioned big Hollywood feel to it. It may not have the budget of the type of film it wants to be, it looks like it makes it up with the cast and ambition.
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. Jeff Daniels, Paul Giamatti, and Sienna Miller co-star in this remarkable slice of forgotten history.
The film also stars Jeff Daniels, Mark Strong, Sienna Miller, Guy Pearce, Paul Giamatti, and Hiroyuki Sanada. The Catcher Was A Spy will be yours to own in the UK and Ireland from 7th March 2022.