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[01/14/17 - 09:04 AM]
HBO Films' "The Wizard of Lies," Starring Robert De Niro and Michelle Pfeiffer in the Story of the Bernie Madoff Scandal, Debuts in May
The film 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.

[01/14/17 - 09:01 AM]
HBO/Cinemax Programming Overview - Winter 2017
The company recaps its plans for the year to come and beyond.

[10/05/15 - 11:52 PM]
Development Update: Monday, October 5
Updates include: The CW's "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend," "iZombie" get five extra scripts; truTV extends "Fameless" by 10 episodes; and Jordana Spiro to topline USA's "The Wilding."

[09/11/15 - 11:29 PM]
Development Update: Friday, September 11
Updates include: Nancy Lenehan tapped as part of "The Group" at TBS; Riley Smith latest cast in FOX's "Urban Cowboy"; and Lily Rabe boards HBO's original movie "The Wizard of Lies."

[09/10/15 - 11:31 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, September 10
Updates include: ABC gives pilot order to "Downward Dog"; Tequan Richmond, Aisha Hinds among cast of Showtime's Lena Waithe project; and David Slade to helm premiere of Starz's "American Gods."

[09/10/15 - 11:17 AM]
HBO's "The Wizard of Lies" First Look Photo
The film is currently in production in New York and stars Robert De Niro (as Bernie Madoff) and Michelle Pfeiffer (as Ruth Madoff).

[09/09/15 - 11:19 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, September 9
Updates include: Edward James Olmos cast in "Urban Cowboy" at FOX; trio set for OWN's "Greenleaf"; and Hank Azaria tapped for a role in HBO's "The Wizard of Lies."

[08/27/15 - 11:19 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, August 27
Updates include: Amazon eyes small screen take on "Galaxy Quest"; Michelle Pfeiffer cast in HBO's "The Wizard of Lies"; and Shaquille O'Neal to drop by ABC's "Fresh Off the Boat."

[11/20/13 - 11:20 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, November 20
Updates include: Barbie Kligman to run ABC's "Secrets & Lies" import; Chris Gethard's "TCGS" gets pilot order from Comedy Central; and Laurence Fishburne revives Socrates Fortlow at HBO.

[11/04/11 - 11:03 PM]
Development Update: Friday, November 4
Updates include: Marc Buckland books two projects at NBC; Comedy Central orders "My Mans" presentation; and Lionsgate pitches animated "Harold & Kumar" series.

[10/21/11 - 11:08 PM]
Development Update: Friday, October 21
Updates include: Leah Remini back at ABC with talent deal; Tom Hertz gets put pilot order from CBS; and Alan Ball brings "Wichita" to HBO.

[05/13/11 - 10:45 PM]
Development Update: Friday, May 13
Updates include: HBO renews "Treme"; Gretchen Berg, Aaron Harberts to run ABC's "Good Christian Belles"; and Robert De Niro in talks for Bernie Madoff telefilm.







WIZARD OF LIES, THE (HBO)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
???
STATUS:
telefilm/mini-series greenlighted
DESCRIPTION:
(from HBO's press release, January 2017) THE WIZARD OF LIES: Starring Robert De Niro, who also serves as an executive producer, and Michelle Pfeiffer as Bernie and 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. 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. Debuts in May.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· 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
· Michelle Pfeiffer as Ruth Madoff
· Nathan Darrow as Andrew Madoff
· Robert De Niro as Bernie Madoff
· Steve Coulter as Martin London
CREW INFORMATION:
· Barry Levinson as DIR/EP
· Berry Welsh as EP
· Diane Henriques as BOOK
· Jane Rosenthal as EP
· Jason Sosnoff as CO-EP
· John Burnham Schwartz as WRTR
· Laurie Sandell as BOOK
· Robert De Niro as EP
· Samuel Baum as WRTR
GENRE(S):
· based on a book
· mow
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Tribeca Films