Earlier this year we announced that Netflix, alongside the Obama’s Higher Ground Productions, had acquired the rights to “Worth” in the US, Canada, Latin America, Australia, the UK, France, Turkey and select other countries. The film is based on Kenneth Feinberg’s memoir entitled “What Is Life Worth” about his time after being appointed Special Master of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund. We now have a trailer for the film as well as a release date of September 3rd – in time for the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
The film stars Academy Award nominee Michael Keaton (“The Trial of the Chicago 7”), Academy Award nominee Stanley Tucci (“The Devil Wears Prada”), Academy Award nominee Amy Ryan (“Gone Baby Gone”) , Tate Donovan, Talia Balsam, and Laura Benanti and is directed by Sara Colangelo (“The Kindergarten Teacher”).
Following the horrific 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, Congress appoints attorney and renowned mediator Kenneth Feinberg (Michael Keaton) to lead the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund. Assigned with allocating financial resources to the victims of the tragedy, Feinberg and his firm’s head of operations, Camille Biros (Amy Ryan), face the impossible task of determining the worth of a life to help the families who had suffered incalculable losses. When Feinberg locks horns with Charles Wolf (Stanley Tucci), a community organizer mourning the death of his wife, his initial cynicism turns to compassion as he begins to learn the true human costs of the tragedy.