MadRiver Pictures has announced that Michael Keaton is in talks to star in What Is Life Worth, a biographical drama to be directed by Academy Award-winner David Frankel (The Devil Wears Prada, Band Of Brothers).
Oscar-nominated for his leading role in Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s Birdman, Keaton would play Ken Feinberg, the D.C. lawyer in charge of the 9/11 fund who fought through years of bureaucracy and cynicism to administer the money.
Keaton, who last year appeared in Spiderman: Homecoming and American Assassin, has recently wrapped production on Tim Burton’s Dumbo ahead of a scheduled 2019 release.
Additional casting for What Is Life Worth is underway, with Oscar-winning producer Michael Sugar (Spotlight, also starring Keaton) set to produce alongside Marc Butan, Sean Sorensen, Max Borenstein and Bard Dorros.
Riverstone is financing, with IMR launching sales in Berlin on a slate that also includes Sandra Bullock film Vigilance and Jacques Audiard’s The Sisters Brothers starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Joaquin Phoenix.