The Catcher Was a Spy is a 2018 biographical spy film directed by Ben Lewin and written by Robert Rodat, based on the book of the same name.
It will star Paul Rudd as Moe Berg, a former baseball player who joined the war effort during World War II and partook in espionage for the U.S. Government.
The film premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. It is scheduled to be released on June 22, 2018 by IFC Films.
The project was announced on April 26, 2016, with Ben Lewin hired to direct, Robert Rodat tasked with adapting the novel, and Paul Rudd cast as Moe Berg. PalmStar Media is producing the film.
In February 2017, Guy Pearce, Jeff Daniels, Paul Giamatti, Sienna Miller and Giancarlo Giannini were added to the cast, and filming began on February 13, with filming locations being Prague and Boston.Hiroyuki Sanada was cast in March,with Tom Wilkinson, Connie Nielsen and Shea Whigham joining in April
Major League baseball player Moe Berg lives a double life as a spy for the Office of Strategic Services during World War II. Initial release: June 22, 2018 (USA) Director: Ben Lewin Screenplay: Robert Rodat Production company: PalmStar Media Producers: Kevin Scott Frakes, Buddy Patrick, Tatiana Kelly, Jim Young