HBO’s Bernie Madoff film The Wizard Of Lies will receive its UK premiere on Sky Atlantic on Thursday June 1st at 9pm, it has been announced.
The Wizard Of Lies tells the story of stockbroker, investment advisor and financier Bernie Madoff, who in 2008 made headlines around the world when he was arrested for perpetrating perhaps the largest financial fraud in U.S. history. The film examines Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi scheme – his deception, lies and cover-up, all as the financier’s wife and sons are catapulted into a harsh and unrelenting spotlight.
The feature-length TV movie is based on Diana B. Henriques’ 2011 New York Times bestselling book of the same name and was penned by Sam Levinson and John Burnham Schwartz and Samuel Baum. Robert De Niro stars as family patriarch Bernie Madoff, while Michelle Pfeiffer plays Ruth Madoff. Alessandro Nivola, Nathan Darrow, Kristen Connolly, Lily Rabe and Hank Azaria also star. Diana B. Henriques, the first writer to visit Madoff in prison, plays herself. It is is a Tribeca Production and a Levinson/Fontana Production of a Barry Levinson Film. The executive producers are Jane Rosenthal, Robert De Niro, Berry Welsh, Barry Levinson and Tom Fontana. Barry Levinson is the director.
TVWise’s UK Premiere Dates page has been updated with this new information.