Netflix has recently announced their new biographical drama, Worth, which is coming to the streaming in the next month.
The film is a sentimental biopic surrounding the legal fallout of the attacks of September 11, 2011. Max Borenstein, who brought us the blockbuster Godzilla movie back in 2014, wrote the screenplay and it’s directed by Sara Colangelo, who is known for her award-winning indie movie, Little Accidents.
Worth stars Westworld’s Michael Keaton as the lead character, attorney Ken Feinberg.
Feinberg gets a lesson in empathy as he’s tasked with negotiating the settlement agreements for the families who lost loved ones to 9/11 and it proves to be the most monumental work of his career.
Find out everything you need to know about the Netflix tearjerker right here.
When is Worth on Netflix?
Worth will air as a limited release on Netflix on Friday September 3 2021.
This is pretty fast considering the streaming platform only acquired the rights to the film in February 2021, following its successful debuting in the Sundance Film Festival in January 2020.
Worth is one of many new things dropping on Netflix this September, which you can check out here.
What is Worth about?
Starring Michael Keaton and Stanley Tucci amongst other big Hollywood names, Worth is a film based on the autobiography, What is Life Worth, which was written by D.C attorney Kenneth Feinberg.
The movie tells of Feinberg’s struggle against cynicism and bureaucracy as he fights to help the victims of the tragic September 11 attacks get fair compensation.
Feinberg and his team find themselves facing pressure from both sides and have to negotiate the stringent politics of the US government, as well as the rage and desolation of the families mourning the loved ones the lost on 9/11.
Is there a trailer for Netflix’s Worth?
Netflix released the Worth trailer on August 9, 2021.
It promises an emotional ride as Feinberg finds himself stuck between the rock and hard place of adhering to government protocol and preserving the humanity of those who lost people close to them in 9/11.
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The trailer shows that initially, Feinberg devises a formula which is supposed to allocate compensation based on the “economic value lost” but he is later driven by a sense of justice to ensure he truly honours the worth of the deceased.