Diane Lane Boards Deep Throat Thriller Felt

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Diane Lane has joined the cast of Felt.

Diane Lane will star opposite Liam Neeson in the “Deep Throat” biopic, Felt

Academy Award nominee Diane Lane (Unfaithful, Man of Steel) is officially joining the cast of Peter Landesman’s historical spy thriller Felt. She will co-star alongside fellow Academy Award nominee Liam Neeson (Schindler’s List, Taken). Lane will play Mark Felt’s (Neeson) brilliant, ambitious and troubled wife, Audrey, who shoulders the burden of Felt’s isolated and dangerous struggle against the White House.

Felt aims to be 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.

Felt is based on a script by Landesman, who will also direct and produce. MadRiver Pictures will finance and produce, alongside Scott Free Productions, Playtone and Cara Films. Ridley Scott, Gary Goetzman, Tom Hanks, Giannina Scott, Marc Butan, Christopher Woodrow and Jay Roach will produce. Steven Shareshian and Michael Schaefer will executive produce alongside Michael Bassick and Steven Marshall.

Principal photography is set to begin in March 2016.

This will be the second collaboration for writer/director Peter Landesman, Giannina Scott and Ridley Scott, following their very successful collaboration on Concussion starring Will Smith, which Sony will release wide on Christmas Day.

Diane Lane can be seen coming up in this Friday’s Dalton Trumbo biopic, Trumbo, before she reprises her role as Martha Kent in Zack Snyder’s highly-anticipated Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

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