Premieres Saturday, May 20 at 8 PM ET/PT on HBO
Starring Robert De Niro and Michelle Pfeiffer, the film revolves around the story of the Bernie Madoff scandal. The cast also includes Alessandro Nivola, Nathan Darrow, Kristen Connolly, Lily Rabe And Hank Azaria.
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. “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.