THE CATCHER WAS A SPY
DIRECTOR: Ben Lewin CAST: Paul Rudd, Connie Nielsen, Mark Strong
Moe Berg (Paul Rudd) was a Major League Baseball player in the 1930s, spoke seven languages, had an undergraduate degree from Princeton and a law degree from Columbia. He was also a US government spy, tasked with determining how close Germany was to developing the atomic bomb. This biopic is far from dull but the screenplay doesn’t really paint a clear picture about Moe, perhaps because in real life he remained a bit of an enigma.
The Catcher Was A Spy