If the endless barrage of scandals emanating from the White House has you nostalgic for a simpler time when the president was not only evil but also intelligent, allow Peter Landesman to be of some assistance. The “Concussion” and “Parkland” director returns this fall with “Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House,” a biopic about the FBI agent best known as Deep Throat. Watch the trailer for the new Watergate drama below.
Here’s the synopsis: “‘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.”
Liam Neeson stars as Felt, with Diane Lane co-starring as his wife and Maika Monroe playing his daughter; Kate Walsh, Michael C. Hall, and Ike Barinholtz also appear. Sony Pictures Classics will release “The Man Who Brought Down the White House” on September 29, presumably after it premieres at one of the fall festivals.
Watch the trailer below.