Robert De Niro To Play Bernie Madoff

New York: Hollywood icon Robert De Niro is in talks to play one of the most infamous con-men of history, jailed New York financier Bernie Madoff.

The 67-year-old actor is in talks to play the disgraced financier in a new film, which will be based on `The Wizard of Lies: Bernie Madoff And The Death Of Trust`, reported New York Post online.

The actor and the fraudster both grew up in New York and producers are keen to cast the veteran in the HBO cable film based on the book written by New York Times reporter Diana Henriques.

Madoff is serving 150 years behind bars after he pleaded guilty to the global USD 7 billion Ponzi scam that left thousands of victims penniless.