Can a victim’s life be measured on economic terms? That is the most harrowing question that Michael Keaton must answer in his new Netflix film Worth, set to release on September 3, 2021.
Netflix dropped the trailer for the film that is based on the aftermath post 9/11. Keaton is an attorney who must face the most daunting task of coming up with a formula to compensate the families of 9/11 victims. The real question is, can human lives be equated on monetary terms?
Starring Michael Keaton, Stanley Tucci and Amy Ryan, the trailer shows how a grieving husband challenges Keaton’s cynical and one-sided worldview and prompts the latter to reexamine his strategy and feel the despair and desolation emanating from such an unimaginable tragedy.
Keaton, who was last seen as US General Attorney Ramsey Clark in The Trial of Chicago 7, will play the lead of Kenneth Feinberg in the film, while Tucci is his opposition, Charles Wolf, the grieving husband who pleads compassion and empathy.
Given the film’s subject matter, the incredible ensemble, and the nuanced trailer, we can already sense an Oscar-contender. Keaton and Tucci had worked in Spotlight that won Best Picture, and thus, Netflix will probably keep their fingers crossed, hoping for the duo to reignite the magic yet again.
Other cast members include Tate Donovan, Marc Maron, Talia Balsam, Shunori Ramanathan, Laura Benanti, Ato Blankson-Wood, Chris Tardio, Victor Slezak and Carolyn Mignini.
Netflix’s trailer debuted in collaboration with the 9/11 Memorial Museum and is provided below: