Netflix, alongside the Obama’s Higher Ground Productions, has 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.
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”).
The film will be released on Netflix in September 2021 – the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
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.