Los Angeles: Director Peter Landesman is reportedly in talks to make 'Felt' his follow-up project to 'Concussion', with Liam Neeson as its lead actor.
Neeson has not closed a deal on the film yet, reports variety.com.
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; the filmmakers are in discussion with additional cast.
It is a 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 revealed himself as the tipster.
This will be the second collaboration for writer-director Landesman, Giannina Scott and Ridley Scott, following their 'Concussion' starring Will Smith, which will release on Christmas Day.