If you, like all of us here, have had dreams about Michelle Pfeiffer doing TV, well, YOUR DREAM IS ABOUT TO COME TRUE! Pfeiffer will star opposite Robert De Niro in Wizard of Lies, the new HBO movie about Bernie Madoff. Pfeiffer, who played De Niro's wife in The Family, will play Ruth Madoff to his Bernie Madoff in the HBO film from Barry Levinson.
The movie is described as a look behind the scenes at Madoff's huge Ponzi scheme—how it was perpetrated on the public, the destruction left in its wake and the toll it took on families everywhere, including Madoff's. It's based on Wizard of Lies by Diana Henriques with additional source material from Truth and Consequences by Laurie Sandell. Levinson will direct and executive produce alongside De Niro, Jane Rosenthal, Berry Welsh and co-executive producer Jason Sosnoff. The script comes from John Burnham Schwartz, Sam Baum and Sam Levinson.