Obamas’ production company acquires 9/11 victims fund drama starring Michael Keaton
A Michael Keaton-starring film about compensating victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks is the latest project to be picked up by former President Obama and Michelle Obama’s production company for Netflix.
The Obamas’ company, Higher Ground Productions, will present “Worth” on the streaming giant, Netflix announced Wednesday.
The film is based on Kenneth Feinberg’s 2005 memoir about his work as the head of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund. Netflix said in an announcement about the biopic that Feinberg was tasked with allocating compensation to victims of the attack and had to “calculate incalculable loss in the face of cynicism, bureaucracy, and the politics of division.”
In addition to “The Trial of the Chicago 7’s” Keaton, Stanley Tucci, Amy Ryan, Tate Donovan, Talia Balsam and Laura Benanti are poised to star.
The film is the latest in a wide-ranging slate of projects unveiled by the Obamas’ production company, which they formed in 2018. Last week, the company announced George C. Wolfe would direct a forthcoming film about the late gay civil rights activist Bayard Rustin.
“Worth” is scheduled to be released in September, on the 20th anniversary of the deadly attacks.
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