HBO confirmed the HBO Films debut of “Wizard of Lies” will be May 20th. “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,” from HBO.
Robert Di Nero stars as Bernie Madoff, and also an executive producer, with Michelle Pfeiffer as wife Ruth Madoff. “The film 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,” says HBO’s press release.
The cast of “Wizard of Lies” also stars Alessandro Nivola, Nathan Darrow, Kristen Connolly, Lily Rabe and Hank Azaria.
The HBO Films presentation “Wizard of Lies” will debut on Saturday, May 20th at 8 pm ET.