Obamas acquire 9/11 film starring Michael Keaton for Netflix
Barack and Michelle Obama's Higher Ground Productions company has picked up a film starring Michael Keaton about the push for the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund that will screen on Netflix, the streaming giant announced Wednesday.
The big picture: Since the former president and first lady signed a multi-year deal with Netflix, Higher Ground Productions has produced a raft of TV shows and won an Oscar for best documentary last year.
- Their latest movie, "Worth," is based on a memoir written by lawyer Kenneth Feinberg about his work as a lawyer appointed special master of the Sept. 11 Victim Compensation Fund.
- He's "tasked by Congress to allocate financial compensation to the victims of the tragedy — to calculate incalculable loss in the face of cynicism, bureaucracy, and the politics of division," per a Netflix statement.