ABC has greenlighted Madoff, a miniseries about Bernie Madoff. Oscar winner Richard Dreyfuss is set to play the disgraced financier in the project, from ABC News’ Lincoln Square Prods, which was also behind last year’s ABC limited series The Assets. Inspired by ABC News chief investigative correspondent Brian Ross’ reports and his book The Madoff Chronicles, the mini chronicles the rise and spectacular fall of the imprisoned swindler and the $65 billion Ponzi scheme he concocted. Ben Robbins is the writer. Linda Berman and Joe Pichirallo executive produce.
The ABC mini joins another long-form Bernie Madoff project, the long-gestating HBO movie, which has Robert de Niro attached to star. It was written by Sam Baum.