Madoff

First look at Blythe Danner and RIchard Drefuss as the Madoffs

Danner and Dreyfuss as the Madoffs

Infamous Ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff is getting the Hollywood treatment.

In this first-look photo from ABC’s upcoming “Madoff” miniseries, Richard Dreyfuss portrays the disgraced financier, with Blythe Danner as his wife, Ruth.

“Madoff” follows the rise and abrupt fall of the investment advisor, who was sentenced to 150 years in jail in 2009 for defrauding clients of billions of dollars. The miniseries also explores the fallout to his family, associates and investors.

Its cast includes Frank Whaley as whistleblower Harry Markopolos; Erin Cummings as Madoff’s longtime secretary, Eleanor Squillari; Tom Lipinski as son Mark Madoff (who committed suicide in 2010), Lyne Renee as son Andrew’s fiancee, Catherine Hooper; Charles Grodin as early Madoff investor Carl Shapiro; and Lewis Black as business associate Ezra Merkin.

The project is inspired by ABC News chief investigative correspondent Brian Ross’ book “The Madoff Chronicles” and is being produced by Lincoln Square Productions and ABC Studios.

Raymond De Felitta (“City Island”) is directing the project, which is currently filming in and around New York City and will premiere on ABC later this year.

Charles Grodin, Lewis Black Join ABC’s ‘Madoff’ Miniseries

ABC’s upcoming miniseries “Madoff” has added Charles Grodin and Lewis Black to its cast.

The pair join a cast led by Richard Dreyfuss in the title role of Bernie Madoff,  an investment advisor who was convicted of running a Ponzi scheme that stands as one of the biggest cases of fraud in U.S. history.

Grodin (pictured above) will play Carl Shapiro, a longtime friend and big financial backer of Madoff’s. Black will play Ezra Merkin, aka “The Rabbi,” a close business associate to Madoff.

Blythe Danner Set as Ruth Madoff as ABC Drama Fills Out Cast

ABC's Bernie Madoff scandal drama is filling out its cast.

Blythe Danner has been tapped to co-star opposite Richard Dreyfuss in the multiple-episode drama inspired by chief investigative correspondent Brian Ross' book The Madoff Chronicles: Inside the Secret World of Bernie and Ruth, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

Also joining the cast are Frank WhaleyErin Cummings and Tom Lipinski, with Raymond De Felitta (City Island) now set to direct the drama, which is being written by Ben Robbins (The First 48).  Linda Berman (Heat Wave, The Assets) and Joe Pichirallo (Hollywoodland) are on board to executive produce Madoff for ABC. The drama is currently in production; an exact episode count has not yet been revealed.