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The Wizard of Lies

The Wizard of Lies
Directed by Barry Levinson
Produced by Robert De Niro
Jane Rosenthal
Written by Sam Baum
John Burnham Schwartz
Based on The Wizard of Lies 
by Diana B. Henriques
Starring Robert De Niro
Michelle Pfeiffer
Alessandro Nivola
Hank Azaria
Nathan Darrow
Kristen Connolly
Kathrine Narducci
Distributed by HBO
Country United States
Language English

The Wizard of Lies is an upcoming American television drama film directed by Barry Levinson and written by Sam Baum and John Burnham Schwartz, based on the non-fiction book of same name by Diana B. Henriques. The film stars Robert De Niro as businessman Bernard Madoff, Michelle Pfeiffer as his wife Ruth Madoff and Alessandro Nivola as their older son Mark Madoff. It will air on the cable network HBO.


  • Cast 1
  • Production 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4



On August 27, 2015, Michelle Pfeiffer and Alessandro Nivola joined the film to play wife Ruth Madoff and older son Mark Madoff, respectively.[1] On September 9, 2015, Hank Azaria joined the film as Frank DiPascali.[2] On September 10, 2015, Nathan Darrow, Kristen Connolly, Kathrine Narducci, and Steve Coulter were cast as Andrew Madoff, Stephanie Madoff, Eleanor Squillari, and Martin London, respectively. Diana B. Henriques was also cast as herself.[3] On September 11, 2015, Lily Rabe was cast as Catherine Hooper.[4]

Principal photography on the film began on August 31, 2015 in New York City.[5]


  1. ^ a b c Andreeva, Nellie (August 27, 2015). "HBO’s ‘Wizard Of Lies’ Madoff Movie A Go With Michelle Pfeiffer, Alessandro Nivola Joining Robert De Niro; Barry Levinson To Direct". Retrieved September 2, 2015. 
  2. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (September 9, 2015). "Hank Azaria Joins HBO’s Bernie Madoff Movie ‘The Wizard Of Lies’". Retrieved September 23, 2015. 
  3. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (September 10, 2015). "HBO’s Bernie Madoff Movie ‘The Wizard Of Lies’ Adds Five To Cast". Retrieved September 23, 2015. 
  4. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (September 11, 2015). "Lily Rabe Joins HBO’s Bernie Madoff Movie ‘The Wizard Of Lies’". Retrieved September 23, 2015. 
  5. ^ "‘Wizard of Lies’, starring Robert De Niro and Michelle Pfeiffer, filming locations in NYC this week". August 31, 2015. Retrieved September 2, 2015. 

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