“You want to know how to get people to trust you with their money?” he teases in the promo. “I’ll tell you right now: You present it as an exclusive thing… Nothing on Earth makes people want something more than telling them they can’t have it.”
The show also stars Blythe Danner as Madoff’s wife, Ruth; Tom Lipinski and Danny Defarrari as their sons, Mark and Andrew; Peter Scolari as Bernie’s brother Peter; Erin Cummings as Eleanor Squillari; Michael Rispoli as Frank DiPascali; and Frank Whaley as Harry Markopolos. Charles Grodin and Lewis Black will also appear.
“People give me their money and I make them richer than God,” Dreyfuss boasts in the minute-long trailer. “Madoff Securities is the world’s largest Ponzi scheme.”
The miniseries follows the meteoric rise and abrupt fall of the former investment advisor, as well as the subsequent fallout with his family, associates and investors.
The project is based on ABC News Chief Investigative Correspondent Brian Ross’ book, “The Madoff Chronicles,” and hails from Lincoln Square Productions for ABC Entertainment. Linda Berman and Joe Pichirallo serve as executive producers, with Raymond De Felitta directing the miniseries, which was written by Ben Robbins.