Sony Pictures Classic has unveiled a big new trailer for Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House, the upcoming true-story picture starring Liam Neeson.
The film tells the story of Mark Felt, an FBI special agent who became the infamous whistleblower pseudonymed “Deep Throat”. Felt provided The Washington Post reports with critical information surrounding the Watergate Scandal, which eventually led to the resignation of President Richard M. Nixon.
It’s great to see Neeson stepping away from actioners to tackle more dramatic fare, and it looks like he may have a solid – and seriously timely – outing here. Writer-director Peter Landesman is no stranger to true story pictures about men uncovering big truths, having also helmed & written the Will Smith-starring Concussion and written the underrated Jeremy Renner-starring Kill the Messenger.
Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House also stars Diane Lane, Maika Monroe, Tony Goldwyn, Josh Lucas, Michael C. Hall, Kate Walsh, and Tom Sizemore and will open in U.S. cinemas on September 29.
Synopsis for Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House:
Mark Felt – The Man Who Brought Down the White House centers 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 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.