Courtroom dramas. Some of the best movies capture the intensity of a character and the story. Especially since mostly courtroom dramas deal with the most famous political conflicts of all time, sometimes, it gets interesting to see the contradictions between the case and how the process of law takes place. And now that we have two great actors working side to side on a really special project, this is one movie about making headlines all over. With Michael Keaton and Stanley Tucci in the main roles, Netflix is about to present you with the courtroom drama Worth.
The movie was recently also the selection of the Sundance Film Festival 2020.
This is based on the aftermath of the most unforgettable act of terrorism the world has ever witnessed. Set after 9/11, this movie is based on US Congress as to how they appointed a September 11th Victim Compensation Fund. In charge of that fund is attorney Kenneth Feinberg, played by none other than Michael Keaton! But as a man of the law, he starts to question the ethical side of this victim fund. He questions how something so tragic and devastating can put a value on the lives lost. With all this, Kenneth is caught with many airline problems, and how he plans to sue them for being hijacked and not being responsible enough to go through enough identification checks so that terrorists came on board the planes. He then sees how several airline lobbies look to settle on the case.
With all this happening, Kenneth sees that he will broker a deal with families that were victims of the horrifying tragedy. Now, when he locks himself to breaking the deal, he then proceeds to court. Over there, he locks horns with one particular individual, Charles Wolf, which Stanley Tucci plays in the film. Charles is a community organizer whose wife died in the towers, and because of this, he fights against Kenneth, showing him how no money can ever erase the tragedy that has taken place. Slowly through the entire battle of law, Kenneth starts to realize the value of human life and how no price can erase the events of the time.
As much as the fans have got to know about the story, we can only say that this movie will bring in a lot of shocking revelations. Not just dealing with terrorism, but the movie will also deal with bureaucracy and multinational corporations being selfish for their cause to gain monetary benefits from a public stunt. But in the end, the movie’s main motive is to highlight how several families suffered and have to bear with losses that no one else can even hope to imagine. Usually, many of these courtroom movies end in the act of the defense being resentful towards the outcome. But in this movie, the defense will become law down its arms and surrender to the helplessness of the victims and how they need all the support, they can get.
Michael Keaton and Stanley Tucci!
Some of the most prominent names of the Hollywood industry have come down for this project. Now, who doesn’t know the Batman that made the one line for the Gotham hero so iconic! That’s right, Michael Keaton has had a career spanning over decades and decades of movies. His roles have been very versatile, and he has never limited himself to one genre.
Some of Keaton’s best movies include Batman, Birdman, The Founder, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Beetlejuice, Spotlight, Jackie Brown, Need for Speed, and many other great works to his name! He also recently starred in another courtroom drama that bagged a lot of Academy Award nominations, The Trial of the Chicago 7.
Stanley Tucci, again one of the most well-known names in the world of cinema. His work has spoken a lot for him and has established him as a talented actor today. As Charles Wolf, it is great to have him along for this special movie! Stanley’s most known works include The Lovely Bones, Supernova, Captain America: The First Avenger, The Hunger Games series, Transformers: Age of Extinction, The Terminal, The Devil Wears. Prada, Spotlight, Beethoven, and several other projects!
Meet the Screenwriter and Director
It is a great team of people that have worked on the movie to make it what it is. To talk about the screenwriter, it is a privilege to see this man at work. He has written some of the best movies that have entertained audiences for years. It is Max Borenstein, the mastermind behind the MonsterVerse films! Working on screenplays of movies such as Kong: Skull Island, Godzilla, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, Minority Report, and many others.
His most recent work that has received a lot of critical appraise by fans worldwide, is Godzilla and Kong. That is exactly right! He has been the man writing the story along with Eric Pearson, making the MonsterVerse what it is today. With him on board for this movie, it would be interesting to see the transition he takes from hard-packed monster action to dealing with a political courtroom drama based on real events. This could definitely be a treat for all the fans out there.
And now, for the very person heading the entire project. It is time to reveal the director of the movie. We may not know this name for the director so much, as she recently started winning awards for some of her best works. It is Sara Colangelo! She is a fabulously award-winning writer and director. Her first film was a documentary known as Halal Vivero. It aired over 15 national and international film festivals all across the world. She also had another film named Little Accidents, which also went on to premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in the year of its release. Another film of hers which has also premiered at Sundance is, Kindergarten Teacher.
It is exciting to see the talented and high-profile people involved in this movie with such a background.
Release dates? Where and when?
The movie already had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 24th, 2020. But now, it is ready to release for the fans this year in September. More updates will follow as soon as the creators and studio start to release more details. Until then, get ready to see Michael Keaton and Stanley Tucci go head-to-head in an epic courtroom drama that could turn out to be one of the best films of the year! Let us wait and see! Worth hits Netflix in September 2021! Time to grab some popcorn!