The film is based on the true story of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund that was crafted after the horrifying tragedy, tasked with allocating funds to those directly affected. Keaton plays attorney and mediator Kenneth Feinberg, who had the unenviable task of leading the fund, Ryan plays the head of operations, and Tucci plays a community organiser whose wife was killed in the attack.
It’s a strong-looking picture, directed by Sara Colangelo, who previously directed small-scale drama Little Accidents and The Kindergarten Teacher. The screenplay comes from Max Borenstein, whose credits include more genre fare such as Kong: Skull Island, Godzilla vs. Kong, and AMC’s The Terror series.
Also starring Tate Donovan, Shunori Ramanathan, Talia Balsam, Laura Benanti, and Marc Maron, among others, Worth will be streaming on Netflix from September 3.
Official synopsis for Worth:
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.
Based on true events, Worth is a moving reminder of the power of empathy and the value of human connection. The film is directed by Sara Colangelo, written and produced by Max Borenstein and produced by Marc Butan, Anthony Katagas, Michael Sugar, Bard Dorros, Sean Sorensen, and Michael Keaton. Tate Donovan, Shunori Ramanathan, Talia Balsam, Laura Benanti, Marc Maron, Ato Blankson-Wood, Chris Tardio, Carolyn Mignini and Victor Slezak also co-star.