How do you calculate the value of a human life in the wake of great tragedy? The upcoming Netflix drama Worth starring Michael Keaton and Stanley Tucci examines that question.
The film follows Keaton as an attorney leading the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund. Watch the trailer below to get a glimpse into that struggle:
With only two minutes of footage, this movie already screams Oscar-bait. From the strength of the actors to the harrowing depth of the subject matter, this is sure to be a much-talked about film. The trailer already delivers several big emotional moments. (“Why isn’t it equal payment for everybody? My daughter’s worth just as much as anybody in a corner office,” one man asks.)
Here’s the official synopsis of Worth from Netflix:
Based on true events, Worth is a moving reminder of the power of empathy and the value of human connection. 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.
The film comes from writer/producer Max Borenstein and director Sara Colangelo. In addition to Keaton, Tucci, and Ryan, the film also stars Tate Donovan, Shunori Ramanathan, Talia Balsam, Laura Benanti, Marc Maron, Ato Blankson-Wood, Chris Tardio, Carolyn Mignini, and Victor Slezak.
Worth premieres on Netflix September 3.