Robert DeNiro To Play Bernie Madoff

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Robert De Niro is set to develop a film based on the ultimate schemer Bernie Madoff in a new HBO biopic.   The actor is currently developing the film about the Ponzi schemer who defrauded thousands of investors out of about $18 million.

The film will be based on Diane Henrique's new book "The Wizard of Lies: Bernie Madoff and the Death of Trust" and will be produced by DeNiro and his producing partner Jane Rosenthal.  De Niro is also set to star in the film as the con-man if it moves forward.

Robert De Niro As Bernie Madoff?

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