“Ya got the part, kid.”
It’s safe to say few journalists have rarely heard those words, at least not from Robert De Niro.
But that’s the case for New York Times reporter Diana Henriques, author of a book about Bernie Madoff’s notorious Ponzi scheme, “The Wizard of Lies.” She took a buyout from the newspaper in 2011 but still writes for it.
HBO is adapting her book, with De Niro starring as Madoff, and she auditioned with him several months ago, Chris Roush reports for Talking Biz News.
…In June, and he grilled her for two hours about his mannerisms, his laugh, his sense of humor, and his relative closeness to his two sons.
De Niro and his casting director liked how it went well enough to ask her back the next day to read a scene with him. Read more