The Wizard Of Lies, starring Robert De Niro and Michelle Pfeiffer as Bernie and Ruth Madoff, 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. Alessandro Nivola, Nathan Darrow, Kristen Connolly, Lily Rabe and Hank Azaria also star.
Directed by Barry Levinson, who also serves as executive producer along with Jane Rosenthal, Robert De Niro, Berry Welsh and Tom Fontana; Jason Sosnoff co-executive produces. Produced by Joseph E. Iberti. The film was written by Sam Levinson and John Burnham Schwartz and Samuel Baum, based on the book “The Wizard of Lies: Bernie Madoff and the Death of Trust,” written by Diana B. Henriques. “Truth and Consequences,” by Laurie Sandell, is additional source material.
Robert De Niro as Bernie Madoff
Michelle Pfeiffer as Ruth Madoff
Alessandro Nivola as Mark Madoff
Diana Henriques as Diana Henriques
Hank Azaria as Frank Dipascali
Kathrine Narducci as Eleanor Squillari
Kristen Connolly as Stephanie Madoff
Lily Rabe as Catherine Hooper
Nathan Darrow as Andrew Madoff
Steve Coulter as Martin London
key behind the scenes crew
Barry Levinson as Director/Executive Producer
Berry Welsh as Executive Producer
Jane Rosenthal as Executive Producer
Jason Sosnoff as Co-Executive Producer
John Burnham Schwartz as Writer
Samuel Baum as Writer
Diane Henriques as Original Author
Laurie Sandell as Original Author
Robert De Niro as Executive Producer
Tom Fontana as Executive Producer
Joseph E. Iberti as Producer
Drama, True Story, Movie of the Week
Saturday 20 May 2017 at 8.00pm
network and production companies
HBO – The Levinson-Fontana Company – Tribeca Films
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