Jeff Daniels is joining Paul Rudd, Guy Pearce and and Paul Giamatti in Catcher Was A Spy, the story of Moe Berg, a professional baseball player, Ivy League graduate, and attorney, best known as a a top-secret spy for the OSS who helped the U.S. win the race against Germany to build the atomic bomb.
Berg played pro for 15 seasons, mostly as a backup catcher. This drama focuses on Berg infiltrating the circle of Werner Heisenberg, the lead scientist for the Nazi atomic program. Berg’s efforts were overseen by the “Father of Central Intelligence,” O.S.S. Chief “Wild Bill” Donovan (Daniels), and he was also assisted by military specialist Furman (Pearce) and renowned physicist, Goudsmit (Giamatti).
The drama scripted by Robert Rodat, directed by Ben Lewin was to begin filming Monday in Prague, with shooting also in Boston. It’s a PalmStar and Animus Films production.