Netflix acquires Worth starring Michael Keaton
Staff Reporter | On 18, Feb 2021
Netflix has acquired the rights to Worth, starring Michael Keaton.
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 film is written by Max Borenstein (Godzilla, Kong: Skull Island), whose original script was featured in the 2008 Black List and and is based on Kenneth Feinberg’s memoir, What Is Life Worth.
Keaton is joined on screen by Stanley Tucci (The Devil Wears Prada, The Hunger Games), Amy Ryan (Gone Baby Gone, Lost Girls), Tate Donovan, Talia Balsam and Laura Benanti.
Worth was co-financed by Ingenious Media, Paradise City Films, West Madison Entertainment and Riverstone Pictures. It is produced by 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), Keaton, Bard Dorros of Anonymous Content (Spotlight, True Detective), Sean Sorensen for Royal Viking Entertainment (Black and Blue) and Borenstein.
Netflix has bought the rights to the film 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.
It will be released in September 2021, marking 20 years since 9/11.