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Robert De Niro is getting into character as one of the notorious white-collar criminals of recent history.
The Oscar winner reunites with his The Family co-star Michelle Pfeiffer in the upcoming HBO movie The Wizard of Lies as Bernie Madoff and his wife, Ruth Madoff, respectively.
HBO has released a first-look image of the duo from the movie, which offers a behind-the-scenes look at Bernie’s massive Ponzi scheme and the trail of destruction it left in its wake, both for the victims and Bernie’s own family.
Based on Diane Henriques‘ book of the same name, as well as Laurie Sandell‘s Truth and Consequences, The Wizard of Lies hails from writers John Burnham Schwartz, Samuel Baum and Sam Levinson.
Barry Levinson will direct and also executive produce with De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Berry Welsh. Jason Sosnoff will serve as a co-executive producer.
The Wizard of Lies is one of two Bernie Madoff projects coming to the small screen. Richard Dreyfuss will portray him in an upcoming ABC limited series.
Check out the first look below.
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