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First Teaser Trailer for “Wizard of Lies,” The Bernie Madoff Film Starring Robert De Niro

26 March 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

You might recall a TV mini-series by the name “Madoff” that starred Richard Dreyfuss as Bernie Madoff and his Ponzi scheme which got him arrested back in 2008.  Now HBO is taking a stab at a feature film starring none other than Robert De Niro as Madoff.  Made by director Barry Levinson, the film also stars Michelle Pfeiffer as his wife Ruth, examining how Madoff kept his tricks a big secret from even his own family. The movie is also starring Hank Azaria, Kristen Connolly, Lily Rabe, Alessandro Nivola, Kelly AuCoin, Nathan Darrow, and Kathrine Narducci. Check out the teaser

First Teaser Trailer for “Wizard of Lies,” The Bernie Madoff Film Starring Robert De Niro »

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Robert De Niro in First Teaser for New Madoff Film 'The Wizard of Lies'

26 March 2017 9:49 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"We're here to find out if there's an innocent explanation." "There is no innocent explanation." HBO has debuted an official teaser trailer for the HBO Original Film titled The Wizard of Lies, telling the story of stockbroker Bernie Madoff and his Ponzi scheme which got him arrested back in 2008. Made by director Barry Levinson, the film stars Robert De Niro as Bernie Madoff, with Michelle Pfeiffer as his wife Ruth, examining how Madoff kept his tricks a big secret from even his own family. Also starring Hank Azaria, Kristen Connolly, Lily Rabe, Alessandro Nivola, Kelly AuCoin, Nathan Darrow, and Kathrine Narducci. This is an intense teaser trailer, definitely designed to get your attention. I'm curious about this. Here's the first official trailer for Barry Levinson's The Wizard of Lies, direct from HBO's YouTube: In 2008, stockbroker, investment advisor, and financier Bernie Madoff made headlines around the world when he was »

- Alex Billington

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New trailer for The Wizard of Lies starring Robert De Niro as Bernie Madoff

20 March 2017 5:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

HBO has released a new teaser trailer for Barry Levinson’s upcoming drama The Wizard of Lies. Based on Diana B. Henriques’  The Wizard of Lies: Bernie Madoff and the Death of Trust, the film sees Robert De Niro lead the cast the American stockbroker and financier Bernie Madoff; take a look below after the official synopsis…

In 2008, stockbroker, investment advisor and financier Bernie Madoff made headlines around the world when he was arrested for perpetrating perhaps the largest financial fraud in U.S. history.

Debuting in May, HBO FilmsThe Wizard Of Lies examines Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi scheme – his deception, lies and cover-up, all as the financier’s wife and sons are catapulted 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 family patriarch Bernie Madoff. Also »

- Amie Cranswick

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Film Festival Roundup: Sarasota Announces Complete Slate, Sfiff Unveils Full Lineup and New Launch Program, and More

17 March 2017 11:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Keep up with the always-hopping film festival world with our weekly Film Festival Roundup column. Check out last week’s Roundup right here.

Lineup Announcements

– The Sarasota Film Festival has announced its full lineup, including its Narrative Feature Competition, Independent Visions Competition, Documentary Feature Competition, World and Us Cinema Narrative, World and Us Cinema Documentary, Spotlight, and Short Films. The festival also announced its three Sff Focus Panels–Lgbtq Community; Environment, Science, & Sustainability; and Sports In Cinema – along with its Closing Night Awards. The 19th annual Sarasota Film Festival will take place from March 31 – April 9. You can find out more information at their official site.

“Film has an integral role in helping us analyze social and political issues in our society that demand attention, thought and dialogue” said Mark Famiglio, President of the Sarasota Film Festival. “Our program is designed to use the art of cinema as a catalyst for important conversations, »

- Kate Erbland

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Blumhouse and the risks of original genre filmmaking

16 March 2017 10:19 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Mark Harrison Mar 17, 2017

As Get Out arrives in UK cinemas off its hugely successful Us debut, we look at the growing hit factor that is Blumhouse...

This article contains spoilers for Split.

It feels as if the more expensive a film is, the fewer risks the studio will allow. There are perks to having a bigger budget, but often, a low budget either allows or forces filmmakers to be more creative. As tentpoles and franchise properties fill up the movie calendar, producer Jason Blum's company Blumhouse Productions has reintroduced a little risk into Hollywood with its tried-and-tested production model.

Blumhouse is primarily known for horror films, but they dabble in a number of different genres, producing independent films on budgets of no more than $10 million, and usually under $5m, and then distributing them through the studio system. They emerged with the massive success of the micro-budgeted Paranormal Activity series »

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Susan Sarandon Joins Showtime’s ‘Ray Donovan’ as Studio Boss

13 March 2017 9:42 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Oscar-winning actress Susan Sarandon will join the cast of Showtime’s “Ray Donovan” for the show’s fifth season, the network announced on Monday. Sarandon will have a recurring role on the drama as a strong, focused head of a motion picture studio by the name of Samantha Winslow. An Oscar winner for “Dead Man Walking,” Sarandon also received nominations for “Thelma and Louise,” “Lorenzo’s Oil,” “The Client” and “Atlantic City.” In 2010, she received her fourth Emmy nomination for her work in Barry Levinson’s “You Don’t Know Jack” with Al Pacino, following a lead actress nomination in the film Bernard and Doris. »

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‘The Wizard of Lies’ Debut Set for May 20

4 March 2017 6:11 PM, PST | AwardsDaily.com | See recent AwardsDaily news »

HBO’s ‘The Wizard of Lies,’ the Bernie Madoff drama directed by Barry Levinson, will drop May 20. Robert DeNiro and Michelle Pfeiffer star. HBO’s take on the Bernie Madoff »

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Awards Roundup: Martin Scorsese to Present Chaplin Award to Robert De Niro and More

3 March 2017 7:30 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Keep up with the glitzy awards world with our weekly Awards Roundup column.

– The Film Society of Lincoln Center has announced that legendary filmmaker Martin Scorsese will present the 44th Chaplin Award to honoree Robert De Niro on Monday, May 8, 2017. The pair have worked together on eight films, beginning with “Mean Streets” in 1973. In addition, on the occasion of the Gala, the Film Society will present a weeklong tribute celebrating De Niro’s most iconic roles, April 12 – 19.

The evening’s presenters will also include Meryl StreepWhoopi GoldbergBen StillerBarry Levinson, and Harvey Keitel, with more to be announced at a later date. The annual event, attended by a host of notable guests and presenters, will include movie and interview clips, culminating in the presentation of the Chaplin Award to De Niro by Scorsese. Streep and Scorsese are both previous recipients of the Chaplin Award — the 35th and 25th, »

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HBO’s Robert De Niro-starring Bernie Madoff drama gets premiere date

1 March 2017 11:49 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Wizard of Lies, a HBO film focusing on Bernie Madoff, has been given a spring release date.

HBO may be most widely known for their flagship multi-season dramas like Game of Thrones, and their mini-series events like The Night Of, but the broadcaster are also adept at producing top drawer made for TV movies.

The Wizard of Lies which examines Bernie Madoff’s infamous Ponzi scheme, looks to continue that trend when it premieres on May 20th.

The film starring Robert De Niro as Madoff, apart from looking at the details of the fraudulent scheme, will shine a light on Madoff’s lies, deceptions and cover ups, depicting how his sins affected his wife and sons.

Barry Levinson has directing duties for the film and will executive produce the project along with Jane Rosenthal, De Niro, Berry Welsh and Tom Fontana.

See Also: Watch the teaser trailer for The Wizard of Lies

In 2008, stockbroker, »

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TV News Roundup: ‘Ouija’ Actress Joins ABC’s ‘Raised By Wolves’ Pilot

28 February 2017 4:16 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

In today’s TV News Roundup, Lulu Wilson has been cast in ABC’s “Raised By Wolves” pilot, plus premiere dates have been set for John Ridley’s La riots documentary on ABC and HBO’s Bernie Madoff film “The Wizard of Lies.”

Casting

Young actress Lulu Wilson has been cast in ABC’s “Raised By Wolves” pilot, Variety has learned exclusively.

The “Ouija” thesp will play Yoko Gable, a gentle, wide-eyed 11-year-old who wants to save the world. The character is the on-screen daughter of Georgina King, who was cast as the lead in the comedy that centers on a single parent and one tough mother with her dad and five offbeat kids, as they try to survive on a shoestring budget in the Midwest.

Aside from the horror movie “Ouija: Origin of Evil,” Wilson’s credits include the films “Deliver Us From Evil” and the upcoming “Annabelle 2,” plus »

- Dani Levy and Elizabeth Wagmeister

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The World’s Busiest Oscar Has Traveled Over 3 Million Miles

22 February 2017 9:00 AM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

(Courtesy: Barry Morrow)

By: Scott Feinberg

The Hollywood Reporter

Rain Man, the dramedy about a remarkable autistic man (Dustin Hoffman), was the big winner at the Oscars 28 years ago, claiming best picture, director (Barry Levinson), actor (Hoffman) and adapted screenplay, for which two statuettes were awarded: one to Barry Morrow, who wrote a script inspired by his friend Kim Peek, a “megasavant” he met after winning an Emmy for writing the 1981 TV movie Bill, another classic about a person with special needs; and the other to Ron Bass, who polished Morrow’s version.

Most Oscar winners proudly display their statuette where many will see it; Morrow has taken that to the extreme. He rarely has seen his in the years since Amy Irving and Richard Dreyfuss handed it to him — but it’s probably been more widely seen and held by others than any Oscar in history.

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The World's Busiest Oscar Has Traveled Over 3 Million Miles

21 February 2017 7:45 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Rain Man, the dramedy about a remarkable autistic man (Dustin Hoffman), was the big winner at the Oscars 28 years ago, claiming best picture, director (Barry Levinson), actor (Hoffman) and adapted screenplay, for which two statuettes were awarded: one to Barry Morrow, who wrote a script inspired by his friend Kim Peek, a “megasavant” he met after winning an Emmy for writing the 1981 TV movie Bill, another classic about a person with special needs; and the other to Ron Bass, who polished Morrow’s version.

Most Oscar winners proudly display their statuette where many will see it; Morrow has »

- Scott Feinberg

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John Waters Lauded at Writers Guild Awards for ‘A Lifetime of Penning Trashy Screenplays’

19 February 2017 7:33 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

John Waters and his fight for the right to be trashy on film was celebrated with gusto on Sunday at the New York edition of the Writers Guild Awards ceremony.

Waters got two standing ovations for his legacy in battling film censors and going it alone as an independent filmmaker out of Baltimore in the 1970s. Waters reveled in the applause and the appreciation, telling the crowd at the Edison Ballroom that he has always thought of himself, first and foremost, as a writer.

“Every single weekday I get up at 6 a.m. and go into my writing room and think up something f—– up,” Waters said. “In the afternoon I go try and sell it. Isn’t that what all writers do?”

Preaching to the choir, Waters added: “Writing is the only part of filmmaking I really love.”

Waters couldn’t resist the platform to remind the room of »

- Cynthia Littleton

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Oscar-Nominated Producers Compare Notes at Santa Barbara Panel

4 February 2017 12:44 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The shepherds behind each of this year’s best picture Oscar nominees, as well as one of the animated feature contenders, broke down their projects’ various challenges at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival’s annual producers panel Saturday.

But for a category that set a record this year for female producers nominated (five of the panelists were women), gender parity was a notable topic of conversation.

“I view it as a responsibility to support female voices,” said “La La Land” producer Jordan Horowitz. “In front of and behind the camera, it is a stated goal of ours to make sure that we are trying to represent stories told by women.”

Hidden Figures” writer, director and producer Theodore Melfi concurred, noting that it must be viewed as a responsibility for all if the industry status quo is going to change. “Everyone has to do it,” he said, pointing out the »

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The erotic thrillers that followed Basic Instinct’s success

30 January 2017 9:46 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Simon Brew Feb 3, 2017

When Basic Instinct hit big, Hollywood went hunting for more erotic thrillers. Er, it found some. Includes Kevin Spacey with odd hair.

When a movie hits big out of the blue, it’s unwritten Hollywood law that the imitators aren’t too far behind. That’s why, after American Pie brought Porky’s-esque sex-tinged (late) teen comedies back to prominence in 1999, the box office was flooded with similar fare for years after. The Blair Witch Project, meanwhile, hit out of nowhere, and found footage horror is only now dying away. The late Wes Craven, meanwhile, wryly noted just how quickly Hollywood had cashed in on the success of 1996’s Scream, when spoof Scary Movie popped out the year after.

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Going back to 1992, though, and it was the turn of the erotic thriller to enjoy its resurgence. »

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Who?

17 January 2017 1:51 PM, PST | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

Who?

Blu-ray

Kl Studio Classics

1974 / Color / 1:78 widescreen / 93 min. / Street Date , 2017 / available through Kino Lorber / 29.95

Starring Elliott Gould, Joseph Bova, Trevor Howard, Edward Grover, John Lehne, James Noble, Lyndon Brook, Michael Lombard, Kay(m) Tornborg, Joy Garrett, John Stewart.

Cinematography: Petrus R. Schoömp

Film Editor: Norman Wanstall

Original Music: John Cameron

Written by John Gould from the novel by Algis Budrys

Produced by Barry Levinson

Directed by Jack Gold

Today’s filmgoers say they want more cerebral science fiction films, and some moviemakers make an effort to comply. This year’s Arrival is quite ambitious, and last year’s Ex Machina is as good as any sci-fi movie since 2001.

But back in the 1950s producers quickly discovered that the audience wanted little more than monsters and mounting disaster in their sci-fi. Although some wonderful work snuck through, killer robots and alien invaders became the norm. From the 1970s forward, even with Stanley Kubrick aboard, »

- Glenn Erickson

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M Night Shyamalan interview: Split, non-conformity, creative freedom

16 January 2017 4:53 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Ryan Lambie Jan 17, 2017

Writer-director M Night Shyamalan talks about his new film, Split, its making, themes and lots more...

Following the expensive Will Smith sci-fi vehicle After Earth in 2013, M Night Shyamalan returned two years later with lean, found-footage horror thriller, The Visit. Made for a tiny fraction of After Earth's investment, it marked something of a turning point for the writer-director: tense, quirky and at times blackly amusing, it was Shyamalan's lowest-budget film since the 90s, and also his most warmly received piece since 2002's Signs.

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The partnership between Shyamalan and prolific indie producer Jason Blum - who's also taken such filmmakers as Barry Levinson, James DeMonaco and Damien Chazelle under his creative wing - is clearly an effective one, since the two have reunited for another movie, Split.

Starring James McAvoy as an unpredictable kidnapper suffering from dissociative identity disorder, »

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Sherlock, and the musical highlights of Sherlock Holmes

15 January 2017 5:30 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Sean Wilson Jan 16, 2017

From the BBC's Sherlock, through Disney, Hans Zimmer and Young Sherlock Holmes: we salute the music of Mr Holmes...

Few characters have enjoyed as much reinvention as Arthur Conan Doyle's sleuth Sherlock Holmes, an enduring icon who is as much bound up with the history of cinema (and indeed stage, TV and radio) as he is with literature. Indeed, adaptations of Holmes stories stretch right the way back to the earliest days of film at the start of the 20th century. Fittingly enough given Holmes' penchant for a violin serenade, the musical scores to his adventures are as richly varied as the outcomes to his mysteries are unexpected. Here are Holmes' musical highlights, from Buster Keaton through to Benedict Cumberbatch.

Sherlock Jr. (1924)

Not, strictly speaking, a Sherlock movie but as the title implies, the legacy of the character casts a long shadow over Buster Keaton's silent classic. »

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‘Wizard of Lies’ Trailer: Robert De Niro Embodies Bernie Madoff in Teaser and Photos

14 January 2017 11:28 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

HBO’s 2017 slate is filled with many must-see shows, including the TV movie “The Wizard of Lies.” Starring Robert De Niro as American fraudster Bernie Madoff and Michelle Pfeiffer as his wife, Ruth, the film offers a behind-the-scenes look at Madoff’s massive Ponzi scheme.

Directed by Barry Levinson, “The Wizard of Lies” depicts how the scheme was perpetrated on the public and the trail of destruction it left in its wake, both for the victims and Madoff’s family. Lily Rabe, Hank Azaria, Kristen Connolly, Alessandro Nivola and Nathan Darrow also co-star.

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Arrested on December 11, 2008, Madoff pulled off what is considered the largest financial fraud in Us history. In 2009, he pleaded guilty to 11 federal felonies, admitting to turning his wealth management business into a massive Ponzi scheme. He was »

- Liz Calvario

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First teaser for The Wizard of Lies starring Robert De Niro as Bernie Madoff

14 January 2017 11:15 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

HBO has released a teaser for its upcoming drama The Wizard of Lies. Directed by Barry Levinson and based on The Wizard of Lies: Bernie Madoff and the Death of Trust by journalist Diana B. Henriques, the film stars Robert De Niro as Bernie Madoff, the American stockbroker and financier who committed one of the largest cases of financial fraud in Us history; take a look below after the official synopsis…

In 2008, stockbroker, investment advisor and financier Bernie Madoff made headlines around the world when he was arrested for perpetrating perhaps the largest financial fraud in U.S. history.

Debuting in May, HBO FilmsThe Wizard Of Lies examines Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi scheme – his deception, lies and cover-up, all as the financier’s wife and sons are catapulted into a harsh and unrelenting spotlight.

Robert De Niro (Oscar® winner for “Raging Bull” and “The Godfather II”) comes to »

- Amie Cranswick

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