Netflix has acquired Worth which will stream in the US, Canada, Latin America, Australia, the UK, France, Turkey, and select other countries. The film will be presented by Higher Ground Productions, President Barack Obama, and Michelle Obama’s production company alongside Netflix and will release in September 2021, the 20th Anniversary of 9/11.
Based on Kenneth Feinberg’s memoir titled What Is Life Worth, the film stars Academy Award nominee Michael Keaton (The Trial of the Chicago 7, Spotlight, Birdman), Academy Award nominee Stanley Tucci (The Devil Wears Prada, The Hunger Games), Academy Award nominee Amy Ryan (Gone Baby Gone, Lost Girls), Tate Donovan, Talia Balsam, and Laura Benanti.
The biopic follows Kenneth Feinberg (Keaton), an accomplished lawyer appointed Special Master of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, tasked by Congress to allocate financial compensation to the victims of the tragedy — to calculate incalculable loss in the face of cynicism, bureaucracy, and the politics of division.
Directed by Sara Colangelo (The Kindergarten Teacher), the screenplay was written by Max Borenstein (Godzilla, Kong: Skull Island, Godzilla 2: King of the Monsters, Godzilla V. Kong, Untitled Lakers Project for HBO).
MadRiver Pictures Marc Butan (The Trial of the Chicago 7), Anthony Katagas for Keep Your Head (12 Years a Slave), Sugar23’s Michael Sugar (Spotlight, Dickinson), Michael Keaton, Bard Dorros of Anonymous Content (Spotlight, True Detective), Sean Sorensen for Royal Viking Entertainment (Black and Blue) and Max Borenstein are producers.
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