Actors join Liam Neeson for Watergate scandal "Felt"

Jason Bateman and Diane Lane have joined Liam Neeson for the upcoming Watergate-themed, historical thriller, "Felt."


Academy Award nominee Diane Lane and "The Gift" actor, Jason Bateman are the latest addition to the upcoming

Bateman will play FBI Agent and Felt lieutenant, Charlie Bates, who discovers that Felt is leaking classified information on the Watergate investigation, and is conflicted about destroying or protecting his mentor.

Lane will play Felt’s brilliant, ambitious and troubled wife, Audrey, who shoulders the burden of Felt’s isolated and dangerous struggle against the White House.

It was earlier revealed that undefinedknown as Deep Throat, in upcoming Peter Landesman’s historical spy thriller ''Felt.''

Mark Felt, Sr.  was a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) special agent who retired as the Bureau's Deputy Director in 1973.

After keeping secret for 30 years his involvement with reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, Felt admitted to being the Watergate scandal's whistleblower, "Deep Throat," on May 31, 2005.

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"Deep Throat " was the pseudonym given to Felt who provided information to The Washington Post in 1972 about the involvement of United States President Richard Nixon's administration in what came to be known as the Watergate scandal.

Felt is due to begin filming in March 2016.


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