March 8, 2017 at 11:46 am #1202032162
Premieres on Saturday, May 20, 2017 @ 8 PM on HBO.
The teaser trailer is out, and it’s great. Looks like it’s HBO’s major telefilm push this year, and needless to say, Robert DeNiro is staring at his first Emmy nomination here and possible win as Bernie Madoff. Also look out for Michelle Pfeiffer as a contender too.
Teaser trailer: http://youtu.be/kqoJA_bvW24
Directed by Barry Levinson
Also starring: Hank Azaria, Lily Rabe, Amanda Warren, Nathan Darrow, & Alessandro Nivola.
Discuss.April 12, 2017 at 11:35 am #1202064599
I never try to judge something off of a trailer, DeNiro looks great though, not sure about Pfeiffer, nothing in the trailer from her seemed that great but we’ll see.April 12, 2017 at 11:40 am #1202064607
By the looks of the trailer, it’s going to be 100 times better than the Madoff miniseries with Richard Dreyfuss.April 12, 2017 at 12:22 pm #1202064646
Everbody predicts Hank Azaria for this but he was barely in the trailer. Is it just because he won an Emmy last year?April 12, 2017 at 12:40 pm #1202064678
He has been nominated for six different programs over the years.May 15, 2017 at 5:32 pm #1202093926
This has a mere 68 so far on Metacritic. I guess Sherlock wins by default once again? Or Black Mirror becomes the spoiler.May 15, 2017 at 5:49 pm #1202093941
Wizard of Lies can still win, but I think Black Mirror is the favorite. Won’t be surprised if they just give it to Sherlock again because we all know they probably won’t actually watch any of them.May 15, 2017 at 6:24 pm #1202093981
Black Mirror is winning this by a landslide. No doubtMay 15, 2017 at 9:36 pm #1202094107
Preliminary 67 on Metacritic, average rating of 6.5 on Rotten Tomatoes and high score of 83 means no passion and nobody ticking this off first. Moving Michelle Pfeiffer down to sixth.May 15, 2017 at 9:50 pm #1202094117
I had been predicting Ewan McGregor, but I am not seeing passion for that performance either, so I am switching to Riz Ahmed, per the poll.May 16, 2017 at 8:10 am #1202094453
Should I predict Hank Azaria for this?May 20, 2017 at 12:03 pm #1202097804
Big night tonight! Let’s see if this has the goods or not for DeNiro and co.
“The Wizard of Lies”
Synopsis: Starring Robert DeNiro & Michelle Pfeiffer as Bernie & Ruth Madoff, this HBO Films production examines Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi scheme–his deception, lies, & 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, & Hank Azaria also star. Based on the books “The Wizard of Lies: Bernie Madoff & the Death of Trust,” written by Diana B. Henriques and “Truth & Consequences,” by Laurie Sandell.
Actors: Robert DeNiro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Lily Rabe, Kristen Connolly, Kathrine Narducci, Hank Azaria, Alessandro Nivola, & Nathan Darrow
Producers: Joseph E. Iberti, Jane Rosenthal, Robert DeNiro, Berry Welsh, Barry Levinson, Tom Fontana, & Jason Sosnoff
Director: Barry Levinson
Writers: Sam Levinson, John Burnham Schwartz, Samuel Baum, & Diana B. Henriques