Here’s a first-look photo from the set of The Wizard Of Lies, HBO Films’ movie about disgraced financier Bernie Madoff, which is currently in production in New York. In the pic we see Robert De Niro as Bernie Madoff, and Michelle Pfeiffer as his wife Ruth Madoff.
The film looks behind the scenes at Bernie Madoff’s massive Ponzi scheme, how it was perpetrated on the public and the trail of destruction it left in its wake, both for the victims and Madoff’s family.
Barry Levinson directs and also serves as executive producer along with De Niro, Jane Rosenthal, and Berry Welsh; Jason Sosnoff co-executive produces. The film was written by John Burnham Schwartz and Sam Baum and Sam Levinson, based on the book The Wizard of Lies by Diana Henriques, with Laurie Sandell’s Truth And Consequences as additional source material.