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Diane Lane joins Liam Neeson in 'Deep Throat' thriller 'Felt'

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Karen Butler
Cast member Diane Lane attends the premiere of the motion picture biographical drama Trumbo at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences in Beverly Hills on Oct. 27, 2015. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
Cast member Diane Lane attends the premiere of the motion picture biographical drama "Trumbo" at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences in Beverly Hills on Oct. 27, 2015. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Trumbo and Unfaithful actress Diane Lane is to co-star with Liam Neeson in writer-director Peter Landesman's historical spy thriller Felt, producers announced.

The movie is about "Deep Throat," the pseudonym given to the whistleblower for one of the most notorious political scandals of all time, Watergate.

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"The true identity of the secret informant remained a mystery and source of much public curiosity and speculation for more than 30 years," a press release said. "That is until, in 2005, special agent Mark Felt 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's character Audrey is described as "ambitious and troubled," a woman "who shoulders the burden of Felt's isolated and dangerous struggle against the White House."

Principal photography is set to begin in March. MadRiver Pictures will finance and produce the film, 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.

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