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.
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