Lewis Joins ABC's Bernie Madoff Mini-series

The Hollywood Reporter

Inspired by ABC News' chief investigative correspondentBrian Ross' bookThe Madoff Chronicles: Inside the Secret World of Bernie and Ruth, the drama will chronicle the rise and fall of Bernie Madoff. The former stockbroker and financier was convicted of fraud in 2009 in a Ponzi scheme that is considered to be the largest financial fraud in U.S. history.

Black will portray Ezra Merkin, who, after investing with Madoff and receiving great returns, brought many famous and well-to-do Jewish clients, including Elie Weisel and The Hadassah Organization, to Bernie's fold.

Black joins a cast that includes Richard Dreyfuss, Blythe Danner, Frank Whaley,Erin CummingsandTom Lipinski.