Charles Grodin (Louie) is among the latest to join the cast of ABC miniseries Madoff. Inspired by ABC News chief investigative correspondent Brian Ross’ reports and his book The Madoff Chronicles, the mini follows the rise and spectacular fall of the now-imprisoned swindler Bernie Madoff (Dreyfuss) and the $65 billion Ponzi scheme he concocted. Grodin will play Carl Shapiro, an investor who lost millions in the scheme. Also joining the project is Lewis Black as Ezra Merkin, a Madoff business associate and investor. In addition to Dreyfuss, they join previously announced Blythe Danner, Frank Whaley, Erin Cummins, Tom Lipinski and Lyne Renee.
Production on the 13-episode Hotel will begin in L.A. in late summer and will launch on FX in October.