Premiering on August 26 in limited release, the indie documentary Chasing Madoff follows Harry Markopolos' decade-long effort to expose the infamous Bernie Madoff and his Ponzi scheme. The documentary is based on Markopolos's book No One Would Listen, a New York Times bestseller that follows his attempts to alert the SEC to the Madoff scheme starting in 2000-- eight years before the crooked financier turned himself in. When the book came out in 2009 Markopolos did an interview with The New York Times and expressed blunt frustration with the SEC for ignoring him, claiming they "weren't even asleep at the switch; they were comatose." He also said that major studios had contacted him about adapting his book into a film, but it seems director Jeff Prosserman has beaten them all to the punch by turning the story into a documentary instead.
If you want to know more about Markopolos and his fight against Madoff, we've got your exclusive first look at the film's poster, which you can click to see bigger; below that you can find the synopsis and the official trailer, which stays true to the book's subtitle: "A True Financial Thriller."
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