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The Wizard of Lies

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The Wizard of Lies

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NZ Premiere

Thursday 6 July 8.30pm Channel 010

Based on the critically acclaimed book of the same name, The Wizard of Lies follows the life of disgraced financier, Bernie Madoff, who in 2008 made headlines around the world when he was arrested for perpetrating perhaps the largest financial fraud in U.S. history. Deception, lies and cover-up all play a part as Madoff’s Ponzi scheme is investigated, catapulting the financier and his family into a harsh and unrelenting spotlight.

Robert De Niro (Oscar® winner for Raging Bull and The Godfather II) comes to HBO for the first time in the role of the patriarch, alongside Michelle Pfeiffer (Dangerous Liaisons, The Fabulous Baker Boys) in the role of Ruth Madoff, his longtime spouse and unwitting partner during the events that would lead to financial ruin for countless people and institutions.

Also starring Hank Azaria (Ray Donovan), Lily Rabe (American Horror Story), Kristen Connolly (Zoo), Nathan Darrow (House of Cards) and Alessandro Nivola (American Hustle).