Laura Benanti Joins Michael Keaton and Stanley Tucci in 9/11 Lawyer Biopic | Playbill

Film & TV News Laura Benanti Joins Michael Keaton and Stanley Tucci in 9/11 Lawyer Biopic The Tony winner, currently onstage as Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady through July, will portray the widow of a firefighter who died in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks.
Laura Benanti

Star of stage and screen Laura Benanti (My Fair Lady, Gypsy) will appear in the Michael Keaton and Stanley Tucci-led What Is Life Worth.

Based on D.C. power lawyer Kenneth Feinberg's memoir of his time running the 9/11 Fund, the film will look at the corruption and bureaucracy that plagued victims' families for years as they sought financial support to rebuild their lives after the attacks.

Benanti will play Karen Abate, the widow of a New York City firefighter who died in the World Trade Center disaster. Keaton will play Feinberg with Tucci portraying Charles Wolf, whose wife also died in the attacks.

Sara Colangelo is set to direct the movie; Max Borenstein's script was featured on the 2008 Black List, comprised of Hollywood’s most popular screenplays yet to be produced.

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