Michelle Pfeiffer Joins Robert De Niro in HBO’s ‘Wizard of Lies’

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  • Reis
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    Michelle Pfeiffer is going to play Ruth Madoff. 

    The Scarface and Batman Returns actress has signed onto HBO’s long-awaited Wizard of Lies, EW has learned. 

    In her first major TV role in decades, Pfeiffer will star opposite Robert De Niro, who plays the notorious former Wall Street financial expert who swindled investors out of an estimated $65 billion with a Ponzi scheme.

    In addition, Alessandro Nivola (American Hustle) has signed onto the project as Mark Madoff. 

    The movie is billed as “a look 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.” The film is based on the book Wizard of Lies by Diana Henriques, as well as drawing material from Truth and Consequencesby Laurie Sandell. 

    The film has been in the works for a long time — De Niro joined the cast four years ago. 

    Sam Levinson and John Burnham Schwartz are the writers, and Barry Levinson will direct and executive produce. There is no premiere date yet. 

    Wizard of Lies is one of two Madoff TV projects in the works. ABC has a miniseries coming up called Madoff, which stars Richard Dreyfuss and Blythe Danner. 

    Source: EW 

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    Appears to be an easy Emmy win for her.

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    So this will be the 12987295th time she’ll be working with Robert De Niro right? I’m sure she’ll win an Emmy easily. Any news about the date? 

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    KyleBailey
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    Thank god. Always happy when Michelle gets work 

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    Jake
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    ^^Yes, me too and the project as a whole looks exciting as well.

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    Gone_Guy
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    Keep thinking she’ll end up on AHS. I still remember Ryan Murphy saying in EW that Pfeiffer and Reese Witherspoon are the two actresses who he wants on the show the most. 

    Regardless, this is great casting news. But I can’t keep up with all of the starring vehicles HBO has… Viola Davis, Marisa Tomei, Kerry Washington, Melissa Leo, plus other networks, like Winona Ryder on her upcoming Netflix limited series, and of course Anne Hathaway on hers as well.

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    Wizard of Lies is one of two Madoff TV projects in the works. ABC has a miniseries coming up called Madoff, which stars Richard Dreyfuss and Blythe Danner. 

    I’m not sure which of the two pairs of leads I’m more excited about, as I can easily picture Dreyfuss and Danner in their roles.  Wizard of Lies has the advantage of being on HBO without the constraints of network television, though.  

    Formerly known in the forums as PianoMann.

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    KyleBailey
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    That’s amazing for Michelle and Blythe, two wonderful actresses that really don’t get enough work that they deserve 

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    Reis
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    [img]https://pbs.twimg.com/media/COj8VZjUcAAs1-Z.jpg[/img]

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    KyleBailey
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    ALL THE EMMYS 

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    jf123
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    Will this be a mini series or a TV movie??

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    Riley
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    Says movie in original post.

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    jf123
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    ^Sorry must have missed that

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