True Story "What Is Life Worth" Starts Principal Photography In New York

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MadRiver Pictures announced the true-life drama, What Is Life Worth directed by Sara Colangelo (The Kindergarten Teacher) and starring Academy Award® nominee Michael Keaton and Academy Award® nominee Stanley Tucci, has started photography in New York City.

What is Life Worth also stars Academy Award® nominee Amy Ryan (Gone Baby Gone) and Tony award winning actress Laura Benanti, Talia Balsam, Shunori Ramanathan and Tate Donovan are also part of the ensemble cast.


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Academy Award® winning producer Michael Sugar (Spotlight) will produce alongside Marc Butan, Sean Sorensen, Max Borenstein, Bard Dorros, Anthony Katagas and Keaton.  Deepak Nayar, Nik Bower, Andrea Scarso, Amit Pandya, and Stephen Spence will executive produce alongside Allen Liu, Ara Keshishian, Kim Fox, Charles Miller and Edward Fee.  In addition, Dean Buchanan, Matthew B. Schmidt, Mary Aloe, and Michael Becker will executive produce alongside Christina Papagjika and Matthew Salloway.


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The film is a co-production between Ingenious Media, Mad River Pictures, Riverstone Pictures, Anonymous Content, Sugar 23, Royal Viking, Steeplechase Amusements and Paradise City Films. 

IMR is handling international sales, with UTA and ICM handling the US.


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Based on the acclaimed memoir by Kenneth Feinberg, the Black List script is penned 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 three 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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