Oscar nominee Diane Lane will star opposite Oscar nominee Liam Neeson in Felt, a spy thriller set up with MadRiver Pictures, Scott Free Productions, Playtone, and Cara Films. Peter Landesman wrote the script and is directing the thriller. Landesman will also produce along with Ridley Scott, Gary Goetzman, Tom Hanks, Giannina Scott, Marc Butan, Christopher Woodrow, and Jay Roach.
Felt will start shooting next March.
The Felt Plot:
Felt is a taut spy thriller, centering 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.
Lane (soon to be seen in the dramatic film Trumbo) will play Mark Felt’s brilliant, ambitious and troubled wife, Audrey, who shoulders the burden of Felt’s isolated and dangerous struggle against the White House.