In 2008, stockbroker, investment advisor and financier Bernie Madoff made headlines around the world when he was arrested for committing one of the largest financial frauds in U.S. history.
Now HBO’s original film, The Wizard of Lies, examines Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi scheme—his deception, lies and cover-up.
Oscar® winner Robert De Niro comes to HBO for the first time in the role of Bernie Madoff.
Also on HBO for the first time, Golden Globe winner Michelle Pfeiffer 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 their family’s destruction.
The Wizard of Lies is directed by Barry Levinson from a script by Sam Levinson and John Burnham Schwartz and Samuel Baum, based on Diana B. Henriques’ 2011 New York Times bestselling book The Wizard of Lies: Bernie Madoff and the Death of Trust, which featured unprecedented access and more than 100 interviews, including Madoff’s first interviews for publication since his arrest.
Truth and Consequences by Laurie Sandell is additional source material.
The film also stars Alessandro Nivola as Mark Madoff, Bernie and Ruth’s oldest son, and Nathan Darrow as Andrew Madoff, their youngest son—both of whom worked with their father at his investment firm.
Other cast members include Kristen Connolly as Stephanie Madoff, Mark’s wife; Lily Rabe as Catherine Hooper, Andrew’s fiancée; and Hank Azaria as Frank DiPascali, Bernie’s right-hand man in the Ponzi scheme.
Diana B. Henriques, the first writer to visit Madoff in prison, plays herself.
The Wizard of Lies debuts May 21, Sunday at 8 AM (Manila time) with a same day primetime encore at 9 PM.
Friday, May 26 at 11:20 PM
Tuesday, May 30 8:25 AM
The movie will also be available on HBO ON DEMAND and online at HBO GO.