Blythe Danner reveals she'll play Ruth Madoff in an ABC miniseries

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Blythe Danner Reveals She'll Be Playing Ruth Madoff

By Emily Tess Katz

She played the wife of an imprisoned Ponzi schemer in the 2013 play "Commons Of Pensacola," and now Blythe Danner will be bringing a similar character to screen -- only this time, she's not fictional.

Speaking to HuffPost Live on Tuesday, the veteran actress said she'd soon be appearing in the role of Ruth Madoff in an onscreen retelling of the Bernie Madoff scandal.

"This will be with Richard Dreyfuss that I'm going to play Mrs. Bernie Madoff, in an ABC miniseries," she added.

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Blythe Danner reveals she'll play Ruth Madoff in an ABC miniseries
Blythe Danner poses for a portrait to promote the film, "I'll See You in My Dreams," at the Eddie Bauer Adventure House during the Sundance Film Festival on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP)
Ruth Madoff appears on NBC News' 'Today' show (Photo by Peter Kramer/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Actress Blythe Danner attends the premiere of 'Waiting For Forever' at The Pacific Theatres at the Grove on February 1, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
In the only interview Ruth Madoff has given about her husband's crimes, she tells Morley Safer she and Bernard were so distraught over the burden of those crimes that they attempted suicide together. Image is a screen grab. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
Actress Blythe Danner attends the International Myeloma Foundation's 6th Annual Comedy Celebration hosted by Ray Romano benefiting The Peter Boyle Research Fund at The Wilshire Ebell Theatre on October 27, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images for IMF)
In this April 6, 2009 file photo, Ruth Madoff is escorted by private security as she leaves the Metropolitan Correctional Center after visiting her husband disgraced financier Bernard Madoff in New York. A year after Madoff's Ponzi scheme collapsed - with headlines of $65 billion in losses - by court order, Ruth Madoff has been stripped of most of her wealth, forcing her to move out the couple's Manhattan penthouse. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
Blythe Danner attends a special screening of "I'll See You In My Dreams" at The Tribeca Grand on Monday, May 11, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)
Cast member Blythe Danner arrives at the premiere of "The Lucky One" in Los Angeles, Monday, April 16, 2012. "The Lucky One" will be released in theaters April 20, 2012. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
Actress Blythe Danner arrives at the 58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards nominees reception in West Hollywood, Calif., Friday, Aug. 25, 2006. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Actress Blythe Danner arrives at the Women in Film Crystal Lucy Awards on Friday June 12, 2009, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)

Ruth Madoff's husband Bernie is currently serving an 150-year prison sentence for committing the largest financial fraud in U.S. history. The two continue to be legally married.

Catch Blythe Danner in her new film "I'll See You In My Dreams," out May 15th.

Watch more from Blythe Danner's conversation with HuffPost Live here.

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