There’s been a recent flush of publicity on the Madoff family with two books published about the fallout of the convicted Ponzi schemer and Ruth Madoff’s interviews with 60 Minutes and The New York Times.
Now, an A-list actor is sure to continue the spotlight on the family.
Oscar winner Robert De Niro will be portraying Bernie Madoff in an upcoming HBO-produced film based off the book “Truth and Consequences: Life Inside the Madoff Family,” The Telegraph reported.
The book, which was recently published and written by Laurie Sandell in cooperation with several members of the Madoff family, highlights the aftermath of Madoff’s trial – where he was convicted for running a $65 billion Ponzi scheme – the biggest in American history. Madoff is now serving a 150-year sentence.
This isn’t the first piece of news out connecting De Niro to a possible Madoff role – in May, it was reported that De Niro would be producing a film based off another book, Diane Henrique’s “The Wizard of Lies: Bernie Madoff and the Death of Trust.”
In addition to Sandell’s book, Madoff’s daughter-in-law, Stephanie Madoff Mack, has also recently published a memoir called “The End of Normal” her ordeals in the fallout of the Madoff trial.