Variety is reporting that It Follows’ Maika Monroe is going to sign on to Felt, Concussion director Peter Landesman’s spy thriller about Watergate informant Deep Throat. Liam Neeson is set to star as FBI Deputy Director Mark Felt, Deep Throat himself, with Jason Bateman as an FBI agent who discovers Felt’s secret and Diane Lane as Felt’s wife. Variety doesn’t say who Monroe will be playing, but if there were any people involved in the Watergate scandal who found themselves constantly being followed by an murderous metaphor who usually looked like a naked family member, then Monroe will definitely play that person. Monroe will also play the female lead in Independence Day: Resurgence, the big sequel that everyone’s pretending they’re not really excited about.
In addition to directing, Landesman also wrote the script and will produce Felt. Additional casting, which we assume includes Woodward and Bernstein (who were pretty important to this story as well) is still going on.