Michelle Pfeiffer Bernie Madoff

TVLine Items: Michelle Pfeiffer on HBO, Hemlock Grove Return Date and More

Michelle Pfeiffer and Robert De Niro, we now pronounce you husband and wife… again.

The Batman Returns actress, who co-starred with De Niro in the 2013 film The Family, will play opposite him in Wizard of Lies, HBO’s long-gestating TV movie about disgraced financier Bernie Madoff.

The movie will offer a behind-the-scenes perspective on Madoff’s $65 billion Ponzi scheme (for which he was jailed in 2009), including how it was perpetrated on the public and the trail of destruction it left behind. Pfeiffer will play Ruth Madoff, the wife of De Niro’s Bernie.

The financial expert is also the subject of ABC’s upcoming miniseries Madoff, starring Richard Dreyfuss and Blythe Danner. Wizard of Lies does not yet have a premiere date.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* In commemoration of the 20th anniversary of O.J. Simpson’s murder trial verdict, A&E and Lifetime Movie Network will air two documentaries offering unprecedented access into the criminal case. The Secret Tapes of the O.J. Case: The Untold Story will air Wednesday, Sept. 30, at 8/7c on LMN, and O.J. Speaks: The Hidden Tapes will air Thursday, Oct. 1, at 9/8c on A&E.

* Andrea Savage (Episodes) will guest-star on the Oct. 1 episode of FX’s Married, playing Vanessa, an old friend of Paul Reiser’s Shep, EW.com reports.

* Netflix has released a bloody new teaser for Hemlock Grove‘s third and final season, premiering Friday, Oct. 23. Press PLAY below… but only if you’re not squeamish.

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4 Comments
  1. wrstlgirl says:

    ’bout time. I’ve been waiting forever for the final season of Hemlock Grove :-)

  2. lulu says:

    Cool always loved Michelle Pfeiffer (she is so rare now..but still quite ‘hot’ in the bizness..good for her) and of course Robert de Niro..and the Madoff story..quite unbelievable, these actors will make a good work i think.

  3. Jared says:

    Hemlock Grove is one of my favorite Netflix series. Cant wait for the final season.