Liam Neeson runs silent, runs deep (throat) in ‘MARK FELT: THE MAN WHO BROUGHT DOWN THE WHITE HOUSE’

Liam Neeson is MARK FELT: THE MAN WHO BROUGHT DOWN THE WHITE HOUSE. Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.

Courtney Howard // Film Critic

When it comes to taking down an organization, it takes a certain amount of courage to be the whistle blower. And if you were a world-renowned one like the persona the history books refer to as “Deep Throat,” there’s no better actor to play you than badass Liam Neeson. In MARK FELT: THE MAN WHO BROUGHT DOWN THE WHITE HOUSE, he plays the titular character as he exposes the government’s trail of lies that led to the Watergate scandal.

The drama, previously titled THE SILENT MAN, also stars Diane Lane (Unfaithful), Marton Csokas (The Equalizer), Josh Lucas (The Lincoln Lawyer), Tony Goldwyn (“Scandal”), Michael C. Hall (“Dexter”), Tom Sizemore (“Black Hawk Down”), Wendi McLendon-Covey (Bridesmaids), Ike Barinholtz (Suicide Squad), Bruce Greenwood (Star Trek), Brian D’Arcy James (Spotlight), Kate Walsh (“Private Practice”), Noah Wyle (W.), and Maika Monroe (It Follows).

The risks this man took are pretty astounding and I, for one, am curious to see how its dramatized. The themes writer-director Peter Landesman will explore in this piece are certainly timely ones and that should stand to grab your attention, if Neeson’s own special set of skills doesn’t.

MARK FELT: THE MAN WHO BROUGHT DOWN THE WHITE HOUSE will play TIFF. It’s set to open in limited release on September 29.

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