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Dreyfuss to Play Madoff in ABC Miniseries

ABC will tackle the con man Bernie Madoff with the four-hour miniseries Madoff, airing Feb. 3-4. Richard Dreyfuss plays Madoff, the big-bucks investor, former NASDAQ chairman and world-class swindler, and Blythe Danner plays his wife Ruth.

Madoff is inspired by ABC News chief investigative correspondent Brian Ross’ reporting from his book The Madoff Chronicles. Charles Grodin, Lewis Black and Peter Scolari are also in the cast.

The miniseries is produced by Lincoln Square Productions in association with ABC Entertainment. Linda Berman and Joe Pichirallo are executive producers, while Raymond De Felitta directed and Ben Robbins wrote the project. 

Madoff resides in the Federal Correctional Complex in Butner, North Carolina.

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.