Micheal Keaton, Amy Ryan and Stanley Tucci all feature in the upcoming Netflix drama Worth – and here’s the trailer.
As we move closer to the 20th anniversary of the attack on New York City’s Twin Towers, filmmakers continue to find stories to explore such difficult subject matter in ways that are both revealing and engaging.
From The 25th Hour, Spike Lee’s look at New York City in the aftermath of the tragedy, to Oliver Stone’s sentimental World Trade Center, plenty of filmmakers have attempted to use cinema to make sense of the tragic events that transpired on September 11th, 2001. As the most destructive attack to ever be inflicted upon American soil, it’s an event that continues to inspire filmmakers still, with Sarah Colengalo’s Worth being the latest release to explore some of the difficult issues caused by the tragedy.
With 9/11 being such a sensitive subject matter, it’s unsurprising perhaps, that Worth took a while to find a distributor, despite doing well on the festival circuit. Netflix has now picked the project up and it will hit screens in selected markets on September 3rd.
The plot follows Keaton, as renowned attorney and mediator Kenneth Feinberg (Michael Keaton), wh ois appointed by congress ‘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.’
Whilst it may not be to everybody’s tastes, dealing with such sensitive subject matter, Netflix is surely hoping that there could be major awards in the future for the film. You can view the trailer below.
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