Movie News: Paul Rudd to Star as Baseball Player Turned Spy; Prequel to 'The Omen' on Its Way

Movie News: Paul Rudd to Star as Baseball Player Turned Spy; Prequel to 'The Omen' on Its Way

Apr 29, 2016


The Catcher Was a Spy: Paul Rudd (Ant-Man) will star as Moe Berg in The Catcher Was a Spy. It's based on a popular book by Nicholas Dawidoff that told the true story of a professional baseball player who led a double life as a spy for the U.S. during World War II. Robert Rodat (Saving Private Ryan) wrote the screenplay; Ben Lewin (The Sessions) will direct. [Deadline]


The Omen

The First Omen: A prequel to 1976's The Omen is in the works. The original starred Gregory Peck as an American ambassador in Europe whose adopted son Damien may be the son of the Devil. It spawned two sequels and a remake, as well as a TV series that is currently airing. Ben Jacoby wrote the script for the prequel script, The First Omen. Antonio Campos is in negotiations to direct. [THR]



Omerta: Sylvester Stallone (above in Creed) is attached to star in Omerta, a television series about an organized crime leader and his successor, based on a novel by Mario Puzo (The Godfather). Antoine Fuqua (The Magnificent Seven) is set to direct the pilot episode. The show is still in the planning stages and does not yet have a commitment from a network, either broadcast or cable. [Deadline]


Southside With You

Southside With You Trailer: Parker Sawyers and Tika Sumpter star in Southside With You as Barack and Michelle, better known today at President and Mrs. Obama. The movie, which chronicles their first date in 1989, will open in theaters on August 26; the first trailer has now been released. [Movieclips]

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