Blythe Danner With Richard Dreyfuss

ABC’s upcoming miniseries, “Madoff” stars Academy Award-winning actor Richard Dreyfuss in the title role with Emmy and Tony-award winning actress Blythe Danner as his wife, “Ruth Madoff.”

The project is the first portrayal of the scandal which will air on ABC later this year.

Also confirmed are Frank Whaley as “HarryMarkopolos,” Erin Cummings as “Eleanor Squillari,” Tom Lipinski as “Mark Madoff,” Lyne Renee as “Catherine Hooper,” award-winning actor Charles Grodin as “Carl Shapiro” and Lewis Black in the role of “Ezra Merkin.” Raymond De Felitta (“City Island”) directs the project which is currently in production in and around NY.

“Madoff” will follow the prodigious rise and abrupt demise of the former investment advisor and convicted felon, and the subsequent fallout on his family, associates and investors. “Madoff” is inspired by ABC News Chief Investigative Correspondent Brian Ross’ reporting from his book “The Madoff Chronicles” and additional reporting on the topic. Linda Berman and Joe Pichirallo executive produce. “Madoff” is produced by Lincoln Square Productions in association with ABC Studios.

Photo Courtesy of: ABC/Eric Liebowitz