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ABC to air Madoff movie mini-series


Bernie Madoff pulled off the largest financial fraud in the history of the United States. He hurt countless families, charities, foundations, and even celebrities with his massive ponzi scheme. He will forever be remembered as the prime example of the hubris and excess that led to the Great Recession. It’s the great American story of the modern-era.

That’s why Madoff is the perfect subject for a new primetime miniseries on ABC. Airing February 3-4 (8-10pm ET), you’ll be taken inside the mind of the man behind the huge con. Academy Award-winning actor Richard Dreyfuss stars as Bernie Madoff, with Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress Blythe Danner as his wife, Ruth. “Madoff” will follow the prodigious rise and abrupt demise of the former investment advisor and the subsequent fallout with his family, associates and investors.

“Madoff” also stars Tom Lipinski as Mark Madoff, Danny Defarrari as Andrew Madoff, Peter Scolari as Peter Madoff, Erin Cummings as Eleanor Squillari, Michael Rispoli as Frank DiPascali, Frank Whaley as Harry Markopolos.  The miniseries also features Charles Grodin and Lewis Black.

I’m very happy they picked Richard Dreyfuss to play the role of Bernie Madoff. He’s perfect for it. Check him out in this trailer for the movie:

“Madoff” is inspired by ABC News Chief Investigative Correspondent Brian Ross’ reporting from his book “The Madoff Chronicles” and additional reporting on the topic. “Madoff” is produced by Lincoln Square Productions in association with ABC Entertainment. Linda Berman and Joe Pichirallo executive produce. “Madoff” is directed by Raymond De Felitta and written by Ben Robbins.

How do you lose $50 billion? Find out on “Madoff” starting Wednesday, February 3rd on ABC. Will you be watching?