Trailer for Ruth Bader Ginsburg biopic 'On the Basis of Sex'

Lawrence Kim
July 16, 2018

There's "RBG", the recent documentary about the Supreme Court justice; a children's book; and a guide to the feminist icon's physical workout, to name a few.

A first glimpse of the all-star cast in character for the brand new biopic, On The Basis of Sex have been revealed.

Felicity donned a picture-perfect look in a teal blue suit and wore her tumbling locks in flawless curls in the new promotional images.

Directed by Mimi Leder (The Leftovers, Deep Impact, Pay It Forward) and scripted by Daniel Stiepleman, On the Basis of Sex follows Ruth (Felicity Jones) and her husband Marty (Armie Hammer) as they fight to overturn gender discrimination in court.

Released just under one month shy of the 25th anniversary of Ginsburg assuming her role as a Supreme Court justice on August 10, 1993, the trailer for On the Basis of Sex previews the film's deep dive into the 85-year-old's early life as an aspiring game-changer for gender politics in the United States - with a particular emphasis on a specific, groundbreaking case she, as a young lawyer, brought before the U.S. Court of Appeals that laid the foundation for her lasting legacy of overturning decades of discrimination. "I was full Ruth Bader Ginsburg", Jones recalled.

This is a really great trailer, framed perfectly to speak to issues that still face gender discrimination today.

On the Basis of Sex also stars Justin Theroux (The Girl on the Train, The Leftovers), Oscar victor Kathy Bates (Misery, Disjointed), Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe victor Sam Waterston (The Killing Fields, Law & Order), Jack Reynor (Detroit), Stephen Root (Get Out, All the Way), and Cailee Spaeny (upcoming Pacific Rim Uprising).

The film comes after Felicity's incredible performance in The Theory of Everything as Stephen Hawking's wife Jane.

The film is set for release on Christmas day this year.

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