One of the most dramatic spy stories of World War II is a story that very few people know. Moe Berg was a famous baseball player who toured Europe before and during the second world War with a traveling baseball team. What virtually no one knew was that this Jewish baseball hero was secretly a spy for the Allies, given the almost impossible job of infiltrating the atomic bomb development programs in Japan and Germany.
“The Spy Behind Home Plate” is a film with plenty of suspense, twists, and turns, and gave me the opportunity to create a music score that reflects the tension and triumph of the film, using musicians from the National Symphony. Click here to hear samples from the score.
The film opens nationwide on May 24 in theaters. Go see it if you get a chance!