First footage from the Peter Landesman-directed political drama gives us our first look at Liam Neeson as FBI agent Mark Felt, who under the name “Deep Throat” helped journalists uncover the Watergate scandal in 1974.

Written and directed by Peter Landesman (‘Concussion,’ ‘Parkland’), THE SILENT MAN 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, Marton Csokas, Josh Lucas, Tony Goldwyn, Michael C. Hall, Tom Sizemore, Bruce Greenwood, Brian d’Arcy James, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Ike Barinholtz, Kate Walsh, Maika Monroe, and Noah Wyle co-star.