Robert de Niro to play disgraced financier Bernie Madoff

Monday November 7, 2011

American television network HBO has bought the rights for the recently published book Truth and Consequences: Life Inside the Madoff Family.

And all set for the starring role is living movie legend Robert de Niro, who bears a striking resemblance to disgraced financier Bernie Madoff.

The book was written by Laurie Sandell with the co-operation of family members who have even appeared on TV in order to help with the promotion.

Bernie Madoff is currently in jail after receiving a 150 year-sentence for embezzling $50 billion.

After his oldest son Mark killed himself in December 2010, because he couldn't live with the shame, the family disowned the patriarch.

Now Robert's company Tribeca Productions will take on the project which will be based heavily on the book.

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