A few weeks ago it was revealed that Felicity Jones had signed on to play Ruth Bader Ginsburg in the biopic On the Basis of Sex, based on Daniel Stiepleman’s Black List script. Now she has some company, as Deadline reports Armie Hammer is also set to be part of the movie.
Ginsberg was appointed to the Supreme Court in 1993 by President Clinton and became the second female justice after Sandra Day O’Connor. However, the movie is set to concentrate on an earlier moment in her life, when she and her husband Marty (Hammer), teamed ‘to bring the first landmark gender discrimination case before the Supreme Court’. While Ginsburg argued six cases before the Supreme Court between 1971 and 1976, the movie is likely to concentrate on the first one she wrote the brief for, Reed v. Reed, which extended the protections of the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to women for the first time.
The movie is due to start shooting this month in Montreal, with Mimi Leder directing from a script by Daniel Stiepleman (who just so happens to be Ginsburg’s nephew).