Robert De Niro to feature in new HBO biopic

Robert De Niro has signed on to play disgraced New York financier Bernie Madoff in a new TV biopic for HBO.

The actor, who is a similar age to Madoff, will feature in the project as well as take a producing credit with Jane Rosenthal through their company Tribeca Productions.

Madoff scammed thousands of victims, including the likes of John Malkovich, Kevin Bacon and Zsa Zsa Gabor, before being jailed in 2009.

He is currently serving a 150-year prison sentence.

Source: Digital Spy 

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