Felicity Jones to Play Ruth Bader Ginsburg in Biopic

Felicity Jones (‘Rogue One,’ ‘The Theory of Everything’) is set to play Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in the biopic ‘On the Basis of Sex,’ Deadline has learned.

Ginsburg was appointed to the Supreme Court in 1993 by then-President Bill Clinton, becoming only the second female justice (after Sandra Day O’Connor) and the first Jewish female justice.

The film will detail the numerous obstacles in Ginsburg’s fight for equal rights throughout her career.

Mimi Leder, whose credits include ‘Pay It Forward,’ ‘Deep Impact,’ along with episodes of ‘Shamless’ and ‘The Leftovers,’ will direct from the 2014 Black List script by Daniel Stiepleman. Production kicks off in September.