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Robert De Niro becoming Ponzi scheme king
Just seven years after his arrest, Bernie Madoff is being immortalized in film.
Robert De Niro and Michelle Pfeiffer will star in HBO's TV movie "The Wizard of Lies," reports Vanity Fair. De Niro will play Madoff, as portrayed by Diana Henriques' book, as well as Laurie Sandell's "Truth and Consequences." Pfeiffer plays Madoff's wife Ruth, Hank Azaria is Madoff's partner Frank Dipascali, and Alessandro Nivola is Madoff's son Mark.
ABC is also producing a miniseries about the infamous Madoff, with Richard Dreyfuss and Blythe Danner staring as Madoff and his wife.
The shows can't be flattering for the Madoff family, but Ruth at least will rest knowing she's been portrayed by two attractive leading ladies.