AceShowbiz - As production on "On the Basis of Sex" has begun, first look at Felicity Jones as Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been unveiled. Universal Pictures has released a photo featuring the British actress transforming into the Notorious RBG, who is known for bringing a gender discrimination case before the Supreme Court and scoring a major victory towards gender equality.
The biopic is directed by multiple Emmy Award winner Mimi Leder from a script written by Ginsburg's nephew, Daniel Stiepleman. Robert Cort is producing, Participant Media is financing, and Jeff Skoll and Jonathan King of Participant are serving as executive producers. Karen Loop and Betsy Danbury are also executive producing.
Leder said in a statement, "Our story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg resonates with me on so many levels - from the inspiring partnership she found in her marriage, to overcoming adversity as a woman and discovering the strength of her own voice, to her empathetic commitment to those in need of a voice no matter their gender, race, status or religious beliefs."
The filmmaker added that "in these tumultuous times, stories like this speak to the heart of humanity and remind us what it means to lead with love and compassion as the way forward."
Cort stated, " 'On the Basis Of Sex' shines a spotlight on the origin story of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg." He explained that "her rollercoaster struggle for women's rights makes for a riveting courtroom drama, and we feel that her remarkable relationship with her husband and family will inspire movie audiences everywhere."
The biopic is set to premiere sometime in 2018 to coincide with Justice Ginsburg's 25th year on the Supreme Court. It also stars Armie Hammer as Ginsburg's husband, Martin. Justin Theroux has joined the cast along with Oscar winner Kathy Bates, Oscar nominee and Golden Globe winner Sam Waterston, Jack Reynor, Stephen Root and Cailee Spaeny.