By Carina Livoti
Oheka Castle got a star-studded visit this week, as Richard Dreyfuss, Blythe Danner and others stopped in for a three-day film shoot for ABC’s upcoming four-day miniseries, “Madoff.”
According to Executive Producer Linda Berman, Oheka is being used to shoot scenes set in Palm Beach, Europe and New York. In a scene shot on Wednesday, the castle was made to look like the Pembroke Room at the Lowell Hotel in New York City.
The series, produced by ABC’s Lincoln Square Productions, was inspired by the book “The Madoff Chronicles,” by ABC investigative journalist Brian Ross. However, according to Berman, the series’ writer Ben Robbins did more than simply adapt the book.
“It’s inspired by the book, but [Robbins] did a lot of research,” Berman said.
Berman, who is working alongside co-Executive Producer Joe Pichirallo, became involved in the project after working on Lincoln Square Productions’ last miniseries, “Assets.”
“[After that project] we found the book and then we hired the writer, so I’ve been working on it for about a year,” she said.
In addition to Dreyfuss and Danner, the cast includes heavyweights like Lewis Black, Charles Grodin and Frank Whaley. The show is expected to hit the air in mid-December.