The Wizard of Lies
Oscar-winner Barry Levinson (Rain Man) directs Robert De Niro as Bernie Madoff, America's most notorious real-life Wall Street fraudster. Michelle Pfeiffer, Kristen Connolly, Lily Rabe and Hank Azaria co-star alongside Diana Henriques - the author of the book upon which the film is based - who plays herself.
In 2008, stockbroker, investment advisor and financier Bernie Madoff made headlines around the world when he was arrested for perpetrating perhaps the largest financial fraud in U.S. history. The Wizard of Lies examines Bernie Madoff's Ponzi scheme – his deception, lies and cover-up, all as his wife and sons are catapulted into an unrelenting spotlight. Michelle Pfeiffer stars as Ruth Madoff, Bernie's longtime spouse and unwitting partner during the events that would lead to financial ruin for countless people and institutions, as well as his and his family's destruction.