Peter Landesman (‘Parkland’) has been set to direct the historical spy thriller ‘Felt,’ with Liam Neeson attached to star.
Based on a script by Landesman, FELT is a taut spy thriller, centring on “Deep Throat”, the pseudonym given to the notorious whistleblower for one of the greatest scandals of all time, Watergate. The true identity of the secret informant remained a mystery and source of much public curiosity and speculation for more than 30 years. That is until, in 2005, special agent Mark Felt (Neeson) shockingly revealed himself as the tipster. This unbelievable true story chronicles the personal and professional life of the brilliant and uncompromising Felt, who risked and ultimately sacrificed everything – his family, his career, his freedom – in the name of justice.
Diane Lane (‘Unfaithful,’ ‘Man of Steel’) co-stars, playing Felt’s brilliant, ambitious and troubled wife, Audrey. She shoulders the burden of Felt’s isolated and dangerous struggle against the White House.
Principal photography is set to begin in March 2016, with Landesman also producing alongside MadRiver Pictures, Ridley Scott’s Scott Free Productions, Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman’s Playtone Productions.
Landesman’s latest offering, the NFL head-injury ‘Concussion’ starring Will Smith, is released in Irish cinemas January 29th 2016.