The Wizard of Lies with Robert De Niro and Michelle Pfeiffer gets release date
The upcoming HBO Films presentation The Wizard of Lies has gotten a release date from the cable network. The film tells the story of investment advisor and financier Bernie Madoff‘s Ponzi scheme. The Wizard of Lies stars Academy Award winner Robert De Niro (The Godfather II) and Academy Award nominee Michelle Pfeiffer (The Fabulous Baker Boys) as Bernie and Ruth Madoff. De Niro also serves as an executive producer. The project is based on the book “The Wizard of Lies: Bernie Madoff and the Death of Trust” by Diana B. Henriques, with “Truth and Consequences” by Laurie Sandell as an additional resource. The release date has been announced as Saturday, May 20, 2017.
Here is 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.”
The Wizard of Lies also stars Alessandro Nivola (American Hustle) as Mark Madoff, Bernie and Ruth’s eldest son, Nathan Darrow (House of Cards) as Andrew Madoff, their youngest son, both of whom worked in Madoff’s investment firm, Kristen Connolly (The Cabin in the Woods) as Mark’s wife Stephanie Madoff, Lily Rabe (American Horror Story) as Catherine Hooper, Andrew’s fiancée and Hank Azaria (The Simpsons) as Frank Dipascali, Bernie’s right-hand man in the Ponzi scheme. It’s directed by Academy Award winner Barry Levinson (Rain Man), who is also an executive producer, from a script by Sam Levinson, John Burnham Schwartz and Samuel Baum. Author Henriques, who was the first writer to visit Madoff in prison will play herself.
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