Coming to Netflix on 3rd September, and based on real events, watch the trailer for Worth starring Michael Keaton, Stanley Tucci and Amy Ryan...
Based on Kenneth Feinberg's memoir entitled What Is Life Worth?*, this biopic follows Feinberg (Michael 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.
Starring Michael Keaton, Stanley Tucci, Amy Ryan, Tate Donovan, Talia Balsam and Laura Benanti, Worth is directed by Sara Colangelo from a screenplay adapted from Feinberg's memoir by Max Borenstein.
* The book synopsis (available from Amazon) if you're interested: -
What Is Life Worth?: The Inside Story of the 9/11 Fund and Its Effort to Compensate the Victims of September 11th - Just days after September 11, 2001, Kenneth Feinberg was appointed to administer the federal 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, a unique, unprecedented fund established by Congress to compensate families who lost a loved one on 9/11 and survivors who were physically injured in the attacks. Those who participated in the Fund were required to waive their right to sue the airlines involved in the attacks, as well as other potentially responsible entities. When the program was launched, many families criticized it as a brazen, tight-fisted attempt to protect the airlines from lawsuits. The Fund was also attacked as attempting to put insulting dollar values on the lives of lost loved ones. The families were in pain. And they were angry.
Over the course of the next three years, Feinberg spent almost all of his time meeting with the families, convincing them of the generosity and compassion of the program, and calculating appropriate awards for each and every claim. The Fund proved to be a dramatic success with over 97% of eligible families participating. It also provided important lessons for Feinberg, who became the filter, the arbitrator, and the target of family suffering. Feinberg learned about the enduring power of family grief, love, fear, faith, frustration, and courage. Most importantly, he learned that no check, no matter how large, could make the families and victims of 9/11 whole again.
Watch WORTH, on Netflix September 3: https://www.netflix.com/title/80226212
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