‘The Wizard of Lies’: Robert De Niro Plays Bernie Madoff for HBO Movie (Trailer Video)

by: Joseph On  Thursday, April 13, 2017

The WIzard of Lies

I don’t know. I see that there’s a movie called The Wizard of Lies coming out and I kind of expect or at least hope that it will be about an actual wizard of lies, some kind of demonic sorcerer who uses magic to deceive and commit evil schemes. But I’m trying not to be disappointed that an HBO original movie under that name is coming out soon, and it’s about famous financial con artist Bernie Madoff instead of a real wizard.

Mr. Madoff is played by Robert De Niro, who I have to admit looks a lot like him in the trailer for the movie that was recently put online. His wife Ruth Madoff is played by Michelle Pfeiffer, and the whole project is the work of director Barry Levinson, so there’s a slight chance viewers won’t complain about the lack of pointy hats and magical scepters.

See the trailer for The Wizard of Lies below. And to find out once and for all if this is actually a secret Game of Thrones spinoff, watch it on HBO starting on its premiere date of May 20th.