Ramanathan film:

Indian American actress Shunori Ramanathan has been signed for a role in “What Is Life Worth,” which is based on the memoir of Kenneth Feinberg, a lawyer who was put in charge of the 9/11 Fund. (Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival)

After appearing in shows like Netflix’s “Gypsy” and “Master of None,” NBC’s “Blindspot,” and films like “The Big Sick,” actress Shunori Ramanathan, who has degrees in political science and theater from Yale University, has now landed another big project.

The New York-based actress from Bangalore, Deadline exclusively reports, has been cast in the Michael Keaton starrer biographical drama, “What Is Life Worth,” which is being directed by “The Kindergarten Teacher’s” Sara Colangelo and also stars Stanley Tucci.

Principal photography, the report said, is set to begin this month in New York.

The film is based on the memoir of Kenneth Feinberg, a lawyer who was put in charge of the 9/11 Fund.

It’s described, Deadline reports, as being in the vein of “Erin Brockovich” and Oscar-winning Keaton/Tucci starrer “Spotlight.”

“In almost three years of pro bono work on the case, Feinberg fought off the cynicism, bureaucracy and politics associated with administering government funds to victims’ families — and in doing so, discovered what life is worth,” the report said.

It added that Ramanathan will play Anisha Dass, a young Ivy League-educated lawyer who had been preparing to work for a company with offices on the 98th floor of One World Trade Center. She joins the Feinberg firm and the team working on the fund.

Michael Sugar is producing “What Is Life Worth” alongside MadRiver Pictures’ Marc Butan, Sean Sorensen, Borenstein, Bard Dorros and Keaton, per Deadline, which added that Kim Fox will executive produce along with Riverstone’s Nik Bower and Indian American Deepak Nayar. Nayar is known for his association on films like “Bend It Like Beckham.”

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