Actor Liam Neeson is in talks to star in Felt, 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.
Concussion helmer Peter Landesman is directing the pic from his script and also will produce.
Marc Butan’s 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, the filmmakers are in discussion with additional cast, reported Deadline.