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Book, movie deals made on Deep Throat

June 16, 2005 at 10:40 AM   |   Comments

WASHINGTON, June 16 (UPI) -- The family of Watergate figure Deep Throat reportedly has both book and movie deals on the man revealed as the Washington Post's source.

Hollywood super star Tom Hanks might play the role of W. Mark Felt, who announced two weeks ago he was the Post's key news source during the scandal, the newspaper reported.

The family of Felt, who is now 91, picked PublicAffairs Books to publish a combination autobiography-biography, company Chief Executive Officer Peter Osnos told the newspaper.

Osnos said Universal Pictures has optioned Felt's life story and the book for a movie to be developed by Hanks's production company, Playtone, the Post said.

He said the book will blend Felt's own writing about his life, including his out-of-print 1979 memoir, "The FBI Pyramid: From the Inside," and some unpublished material. The book is to be published next spring. Financial details of the deals were not disclosed.

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