Netflix has acquired Worth in the US, Canada, Latin America, Australia, the UK, France, Turkey and select other countries
Higher Ground Productions, President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama’s production company, will present the film, alongside Netflix
The film is based on Kenneth Feinberg’s memoir entitled “What Is Life Worth”
Cast: 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.
Director: Sara Colangelo (The Kindergarten Teacher)
Screenwriter: Max Borenstein (Godzilla, Kong: Skull Island, Godzilla 2: King of the Monsters, Godzilla V. Kong, Untitled Lakers Project for HBO)
o Borenstein’s original script was featured in the 2008 Black List
Producers: 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
Worth was co-financed by Ingenious Media, Paradise City Films, West Madison Entertainment and Riverstone Pictures
Logline: 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.
Netflix will release the film in September 2021, the 20th Anniversary of 9/11