Following the massive success of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Felicity Jones is massively in demand. Just a few days ago it was revealed she’s signed up for a movie based on the story of the ballet, Swan Lake. Now she’s heading to the US Supreme Court, or at least to play a woman who’s heading there.
She will play Ruth Bader Ginsburg in the biopic On the Basis of Sex, based on Daniel Stiepleman’s Black List script.
Mimi Leder is set to direct the movie, which focuses of the obstacles Ginsburg faced during her fight for equal rights. As Variety notes, ‘Ginsberg was appointed to the Supreme Court in 1993 by President Clinton and became the second female justice after Sandra Day O’Connor. Focus Features has been developing the project since 2015 with Natalie Portman previously attached to play Ginsburg. Ginsburg is 84 and remains an associate justice who is part of the court’s liberal wing. She is one of three female justices on the current court along with Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan.’
The film is due to start shooting in Montreal in September.