Robert De Niro Expected to Star in HBO’s Bernie Madoff Project


Robert De Niro and his Tribeca Productions partner Jane Rosenthal are developing an HBO project about Bernie Madoff, expected to be a starring vehicle for De Niro, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The network has picked up the rights to Diana Henriques's The Wizard of Lies: Bernie Madoff and the Death of Trust, which hit shelves last month, the source material for the project. Now commence debates regarding who should play Ruth (Edie Falco? Diane Keaton?), and the likelihood that HBO can pay the real Ruth to cameo or something. (Nil.) [HR]