Charles Grodin, Lewis Black Join ABC’s ‘Madoff’ Miniseries

New additions will co-star alongside Richard Dreyfuss and Blythe Danner in story of one of the biggest swindles in U.S. history

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ABC’s upcoming miniseries “Madoff” has added Charles Grodin and Lewis Black to its cast.

The pair join a cast led by Richard Dreyfuss in the title role of Bernie Madoff,  an investment advisor who was convicted of running a Ponzi scheme that stands as one of the biggest cases of fraud in U.S. history.

Grodin (pictured above) will play Carl Shapiro, a longtime friend and big financial backer of Madoff’s. Black will play Ezra Merkin, aka “The Rabbi,” a close business associate to Madoff.

Blythe Danner has also signed on for the miniersies as Madoff’s wife Ruth. The cast further includes Frank Whaley, Erin Cummings, Lyne Renee and Tom Lipinski.

Raymond De Felitta (“City Island”) will direct the project, which is produced by Lincoln Square Productions in association with ABC Studios.

Inspired by ABC News chief investigative correspondent Brian Ross’ reporting from his book “The Madoff Chronicles,” the miniseries will follow Madoff’s rise and demise, as well as the subsequent fallout on his family, associates and investors.

Linda Berman and Joe Pichirallo are executive producing.