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Watch Robert De Niro Steal $50 Billion as Bernie Madoff in ‘The Wizard of Lies’ Trailer (Video)

Ponzi schemer’s on-screen wife Michelle Pfeiffer just wants the world to stop hating her

Move it on over, Richard Dreyfuss: Robert De Niro is the one playing Bernie Madoff on TV now.

On Wednesday, HBO released the official trailer for its upcoming “The Wizard of Lies,” which also stars Michelle Pfeiffer and Hank Azaria. The premium cable movie will walk viewers through the most famous Ponzi scheme since swindler Charles Ponzi. It also explores what — if anything — other members of the Madoff clan may have known.

Dreyfuss portrayed the famous Wall Street crook last year on ABC miniseries, “Madoff.” That one put up modest Nielsen ratings, but was a pretty big hit among the richest TV viewers. Go figure.

Watch the HBO trailer above.

Madoff bilked his investors out of between $20 billion and $65 billion, depending on which set of books one wants to use. On the second anniversary of his arrest, Madoff’s son Mark hanged himself.

“The Wizard of Lies” premieres Saturday, May 20 on HBO.

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