HBO has released a teaser for its upcoming drama The Wizard of Lies. Directed by Barry Levinson and based on The Wizard of Lies: Bernie Madoff and the Death of Trust by journalist Diana B. Henriques, the film stars Robert De Niro as Bernie Madoff, the American stockbroker and financier who committed one of the largest cases of financial fraud in US history; take a look below after the official synopsis…
In 2008, stockbroker, investment advisor and financier Bernie Madoff made headlines around the world when he was arrested for perpetrating perhaps the largest financial fraud in U.S. history.
Debuting in May, HBO Films’ THE WIZARD OF LIES examines Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi scheme – his deception, lies and cover-up, all as the financier’s wife and sons are catapulted into a harsh and unrelenting spotlight.
Robert De Niro (Oscar® winner for “Raging Bull” and “The Godfather II”) comes to HBO for the first time in the role of family patriarch Bernie Madoff. Also on HBO for the first time, Michelle Pfeiffer (Golden Globe winner for “The Fabulous Baker Boys”) stars as Ruth Madoff, Bernie’s longtime spouse and unwitting partner during the events that would lead to financial ruin for countless people and institutions, as well as his and his family’s destruction.
The Wizard of Lies is set to premiere on HBO in May and features a cast that also includes Michelle Pfeiffer, Alessandro Nivola, Nathan Darrow, Sydney Gayle, Lily Rabe, Kristen Connolly, Kathrine Narducci, Steve Coulter and Diana B. Henriques.