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Robert DeNiro to Play Bernie Madoff

| by Michael Allen

Robert DeNiro will reportedly play the role of Bernie Madoff in HBO's 'Truth and Consequences: Life Inside the Madoff Family,' based on the book of the same name.

The 'Truth and Consequences: Life Inside the Madoff Family' book was written by Laurie Sandell and describes the aftermath of Madoff's arrest over four years ago. She revealed Madoff and his wife Ruth attempted suicide after the scale of his deception became known.

Madoff's son Andrew and his wife Ruth helped promote the book with TV appearances including an in-depth interview on '60 Minutes.'

Madoff, a former Wall Street financial expert who swindled investors out of an estimated $50 billion with a Ponzi scheme, was jailed for 150 years and has since been disowned by his family following the suicide of his eldest son Mark in December 2010, who could not live with the shame of the misery caused to thousands of investors.