I have to be honest. I haven’t posted too much info about this movie, due to the fact that I don’t care. But that doesn’t make it any less important. And although we already got a Madoff movie via ABC and starring Richard Dreyfuss, two movies about the same terrible guy can’t be too bad. It’ll be like he screwed over his investors twice! But in all seriousness, anything starring Robert De Niro is worth watching…except for Dirty Grandpa…and The Intern…and let’s just throw in Righteous Kill for good measure.
The Wizard of Lies also stars Michelle Pfeiffer, and hits HBO on May 20th, 2017 (Deadline). You can check out the synopsis and trailer below:
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 film is directed by Barry Levinson from a script by Sam Levinson and John Burnham Schwartz and Samuel Baum.