Paul Rudd is set to star in the WWII thriller “The Catcher Was a Spy” which Ben Lewin (“The Sessions”) is set to direct forPalmStar Media.
Rudd will play Moe Berg, an Ivy League grad and attorney who spoke nine languages and was a not well-regarded player for major baseball teams for fifteen years. He also doubled as a top secret spy for the OSS (a forerunner for the CIA), who helped the U.S. win the race against Germany to build the atomic bomb.
Robert Rodat (“Saving Private Ryan”) penned the script, based on the bestselling book by Nicholas Dawidoff. Kevin Frakes, Mark Fasano, Jim Young and Tatiana Kelly will produce.