Richard Dreyfuss has signed on to play Bernie Madoff on the new ABC drama that centers on the rise and fall of Madoff, the infamous financier who’s sentenced to 150 years in prison.
The new project, which will be based on a book by ABC’s correspondent Brian Ross, will simply be called “Madoff.” Most of the show’s plotlines will be based on Ross’ book “The Madoff Chronicles: Inside the Secret World of Bernie and Ruth.
Bernie Madoff was convicted of fraud in the Ponzi scheme that is considered to be the largest financial fraud in U.S. history. He was sentenced to 150 years in prison in 2009.
“Madoff” is executive produced by Linda Berman and Joe Pichirallo with Ben Robbins as scriptwriter.
Richard Dreyfuss most recently worked with Danny Masterson and Danny Glover in the comedy “Killing Winston Jones,” which is scheduled to be released in June.
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