February 18, 2021
Netflix has acquired the 9/11 biopic Worth for release in the United States, Canada, Latin America, Australia, the United Kingdom, France, Turkey and select other countries.
Higher Ground Productions, President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama’s production company, will present the film alongside Netflix in September 2021, for the 20th anniversary of 9/11.
Directed by Sara Colangelo (The Kindergarten Teacher), 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.
Based on Kenneth Feinberg’s memoir What Is Life Worth, the film 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.