Robert DeNiro Tapped to Play Bernie Madoff in HBO Biopic Film.

Are you Talkin to Me?  Are you Talkin’ To Me?

Robert De Niro will be flexing his acting chops playing the role of Bernie Madoff.  HBO is doing a biopic on the life of the master Ponzi Schemer.  Not only will De Niro be starring in the film but he will be executive producing it as well.

The films details will be drawn from two recent works written on Madoff, “The Wizard of Lies: Bernie Madoff and the Death of Trust” by Diane Henriques  & “Truth and Consequences: Life Inside the Madoff Family,” by Laurie Sandell.

The film threatens to go into the background and history of the family before, during and after the scandal broke.  Laurie Sandell’s work deals with the most recent events including the suicide of Madoff’’s son Mark.

From the details of both books and with novelist Jonathan Burnham Schwartz (Reservation Road) writing the screen play it will certainly be a film to watch.

De Niro can play Madoff – but Madoff could play George Washington.  He loved money so much he turned himself into the dollar bill!!


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