Michelle Pfeiffer to star in Wizard of Lies
Batman Returns actor Michelle Pfeiffer (below, right) has been signed to star in the television movie Wizard of Lies, based on the life of financier Bernie Madoff. The 57-year-old Scarface actor will star alongside actor Robert De Niro, who plays the notorious former Wall Street financial expert who swindled investors, reported Entertainment Weekly. She will play his wife, Ruth Madoff, in the movie which is billed as a look behind-the-scenes at Madoff ’s massive Ponzi scheme, how it was perpetrated on the public and the trail of destruction it left in its wake. The film is based on the book of the same name by Diana Henriques, and has drawn material from Truth and Consequences by Laurie Sandell. Wizard of Lies, directed by Barry Levinson and written by Sam Levinson and John Burnham Schwartz, has been in the works for a long time. De Niro joined the cast nearly four years ago.