Paul Rudd may be best known for comedy, but he’s keen to show he has more strings to his bow than that with the thriller, The Catcher Was A Spy. The trailer for the movie has arrived, which you can take a look at below.
Here’s the synopsis: ‘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 movie is in US cinemas from June 22nd. No UK release date has been set.