Coming soon to a theater near you is a must-see biopic about the life and times of everyone’s favorite Supreme Court justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Academy Award-winner Natalie Portman was once slated to play the good justice, but things have changed since 2015 when casting was originally announced, and a new star has stepped into the limelight to represent the Notorious R.B.G. on the silver screen.
According to Deadline, Felicity Jones of Rogue One fame will don the black robe to play Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in On the Basis of Sex, a film that follows the Supreme jurist through her entire career, starting at Columbia Law School. Here’s more information about the movie:
Mimi Leder [is] set to direct for Focus Features and Participant Media. The film will shoot in Montreal in September. The drama follows the travails of Ginsburg as she faced numerous obstacles to her fight for equal rights throughout her career. Daniel Stiepleman wrote the script, which made the 2014 Black List. Robert W. Cort is producing.
Felicity Jones bears an uncanny resemblance to our beloved RBG in her youth, so kudos to whoever was in charge of casting for this movie. Justice Ginsburg is a woman of many firsts, and now she can add “first female justice to have a biopic starring an Oscar nominee” to her résumé. Congrats, Justice Ginsburg! [Source]