“I think it was ‘Ant-Man’ that brought us together,” director Ben Lewin said at the Variety Studio presented by AT&T while promoting the World War II thriller on Friday at the Sundance Film Festival. “I remember at the premiere of ‘Ant-Man,’ I was thinking, ‘Wow, wouldn’t it be great.’ … It was a pivotal event for me. Mentally, I certainly became fascinated with you as Moe Berg as a result.”
Lewin said the film helped him see the actor in a new light, thinking, “‘Boy, you can do all sorts of stuff.'”
Rudd also discussed his relationship with Evangeline Lilly’s Wasp in “Ant-Man and the Wasp.”
“We’re very much partners in the film,” he teased.
He also said it was a thrill to work with “legends” Michelle Pfeiffer and Michael Douglas.
Rudd recalled seriously injuring his arm on the “Catcher Was a Spy” set while catching 80-mile-per-hour baseballs with an old-fashioned baseball mitt from the period.
“I wound up having to go to the hospital (with) tendonitis. My whole arm was in a cast for like two months,” he recalled.
“The Catcher Was a Spy” also stars Guy Pearce, Paul Giamatti, Mark Strong, Jeff Daniels, and Sienna Miller.