The actors star in ABC's Madoff, set to air later this year

By Emily Strohm
Updated June 26, 2015 08:45 AM
Credit: ABC/Eric Liebowitz

The stars of ABC’s Madoff are making their debut.

Blythe Danner and Richard Dreyfuss will play Ruth and Bernie Madoff in ABC’s miniseries set to air later this year.

Inspired by chief investigative correspondent Brian Ross’ book The Madoff Chronicles: Inside the Secret World of Bernie and Ruth, the special follows the rise and abrupt demise of the disgraced financier and his $65 billion Ponzi scheme.

Madoff, 65, was arrested in December 2008 after confessing the truth about his long-running fraud to his two sons and is currently serving a 150-year sentence at the federal correctional complex in Butner, North Carolina.

Madoff is currently in production in and around New York and also stars Frank Whaley as Harry Markopolos, Erin Cummings as Eleanor Squillari, Tom Lipinski as Mark Madoff, Lyne Renee as Catherine Hooper and Charles Grodin as Carl Shapiro.