ABC has found its Ruth Madoff.
Blythe Danner will play the wife of Bernie Madoff in its event series Madoff. The Emmy and Tony-award winning actress will join Richard Dreyfuss (Madoff), Frank Whaley (Harry Markopolos), Erin Cummings (Eleanor Squillari) and Tom Lipinski (Mark Madoff) in the production, which is already underway.
Madoff will follow the rise and fall of the former investment advisor and convicted felon, and the subsequent fallout from his massive financial fraud. The movie is inspired by ABC News Chief Investigative Correspondent Brian Ross’ reporting from his book, The Madoff Chronicles.
It’s unclear how many episodes ABC will make for the special. No airdate has been set, though the series is expected to premiere later this year.