JUICY NEWS: DeNiro Could Play Madoff in Film for HBO
Robert De Niro, who has played all manner of menace to society, may next play Bernard L. Madoff. HBO confirmed Monday that Mr. De Niro is attached to play the Ponzi-schemer in a made-for-television film that is in development for the cable channel. But it cautioned that the film has not yet been put into production.
Mr. De Niro and Jane Rosenthal, of Tribeca Productions, are executive producers of the project, which is based in part on “The Wizard of Lies: Bernie Madoff and the Death of Trust,” a book by Diana B. Henriques of The New York Times. The producers also recently obtained the rights to use another book, “Truth and Consequences: Life Inside the Madoff Family,” as source material. That book, by Laurie Sandell, was written with the cooperation of Mr. Madoff’s son Andrew. John Burnham Schwartz, best-known for the novel “Reservation Road,” is writing the screenplay.
But the channel says the film is not yet in production.
(via NY Times)