Paul, alongside his ‘Captain America: Civil War’ co-star Martin Freeman, were guests on The Graham Norton Show tonight. Check out a clip from the episode and the gallery for some photos (thanks to my friend Carol) from the show.
Paul Rudd is set to star in The Catcher Was a Spy, a WWII thriller that Ben Lewin (The Sessions) will direct, with PalmStar Media producing and financing. The script is by Saving Private Ryan scribe Robert Rodat, who adapted the Nicholas Dawidoff bestselling book. PalmStar Media’s Kevin Frakes and Mark Fasano will produce along with Animus Films’ Jim Young and Tatiana Kelly of Serena Films, and Michael Bederman. PalmStar’s Buddy Patrick will Executive Produce.
Rudd will play Moe Berg, an Ivy League grad and attorney who spoke nine languages, but that wasn’t the only reason he stood out among his baseball teammates when he spent 15 years as a journeyman player for such teams as the New York Robins and Chicago White Sox. Their biggest worry might have been hitting a curveball; Berg 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. Perhaps Berg was helped in his efforts to stay under the radar by the fact his skills were not going to make anyone forget about Babe Ruth. When Berg played for the Senators, teammate Dave Harris once famously said, “Moe Berg can speak twelve languages, but can’t hit any of them!” His story was previously developed by Warner Bros as a vehicle for George Clooney and before that, both HBO and Miramax tried but struck out. [Source]
Paul attended the European premiere of ‘Captain America: Civil War’ in London yesterday with most of his co-stars from both teams. He looked amazing and was his usual fun personality with the fans. Check out the small video below of his introduction then head to the gallery where we have more than 200 photos uploaded from the premiere.
Now they all ‘know a guy’… Paul Rudd arrives at the Captain America: Civil War European premiere https://t.co/aSTnQViXOd
— Marvel UK & Ireland (@MarvelUK) April 26, 2016
Thanks to my friend Emily, I’ve updated the gallery with scans of the Captain America Civil War feature in next week’s Entertainment Weekly.