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“WHAT IS LIFE WORTH” STARTS PRINCIPAL PHOTOGRAPHY IN NEW YORK



MadRiver Pictures announced today that the true-life biographical drama, What Is Life Worth directed by Sara Colangelo (The Kindergarten Teacher) and starring Michael Keaton (Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), Spotlight), Stanley Tucci (A Private War, Spotlight, The Lovely Bones), Amy Ryan (Gone Baby Gone, Birdman) has started photography in New York City. Tony Award-winning actress Laura Benanti, Talia Balsam, Shunori Ramanathan, and Tate Donovan are also part of the ensemble cast.

Michael Sugar (Spotlight) will produce the film which is based on the acclaimed memoir by Kenneth Feinberg and scripted by Max Borenstein. What Is Life Worth is an Erin Brockovich/Spotlight-type story of Ken Feinberg, a powerful insider D.C. lawyer put in charge of the 9/11 Fund, who in almost 3 years of pro bono work on the case, fights off the cynicism, bureaucracy and politics associated with administering government funds and in doing so, discovers what life is worth.

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