Netflix has revealed key art along with an official release date for their upcoming September 11 drama. Value. Directed by Sara Colangelo (The kindergarten teacher, Small accidents), Value stars Michael Keaton, Any Ryan and Stanley Tucci and focuses on the battle against cynicism, bureaucracy and politics to help the victims of 9/11. The film was written by Max Borenstein (Godzilla vs. Kong, The horror) and is scheduled to debut on Netflix on September 3, 2021.
According to Netflix, here is the official synopsis of Value:
Following the horrific 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, Congress appoints renowned attorney and mediator Kenneth Feinberg (Michael Keaton) to head the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund. Assigned with the allocation of financial resources to the victims of the tragedy, Feinberg and the chief operating officer of his company, Camille Biros (Amy Ryan), face the impossible task of determining the value of a life to help families who had suffered incalculable losses. When Feinberg teams up 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.
Based on real facts, Value is a poignant reminder of the power of empathy and the value of human connection. The film is directed by Sara Colangelo, written and produced by Max Borenstein, and produced by Marc Butan, Anthony Katagas, Michael Sugar, Bard Dorros, Sean Sorensen, and Michael Keaton. Tate Donovan, Shunori Ramanathan, Talia Balsam, Laura Benanti, Marc Maron, Ato Blankson-Wood, Chris Tardio, Carolyn Mignini and Victor Slezak also co-star.
Where were you when tragedy hit the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001? I was eating something at my local 7-11 before going to class when I saw the news on television. In truth, the weight of the situation didn’t hit me until I got to campus and saw many of my classmates visibly upset. I immediately picked up my phone and called my New York City team to make sure they were okay. In the middle of that phone call, the second tower collapsed. My friend on the other end of the line watched everything as we talked. The experience was quite surreal and I will never forget it.
You can see the art of hey for Value below, and be sure to watch the movie when it premieres on Netflix at September 3, 2021.