Natalie Portman To Star as Ruth Bader Ginsburg in New Biopic

Actress Natalie Portman will play Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in an upcoming movie.

Portman will star in “On the Basis of Sex,” following her career including the obstacles she faced as a woman trying advance in her field, Deadline Hollywood reported.

Marielle Heller reportedly is in negotiations to direct the script written by Daniel Stiepleman.

Ginsberg was appointed to the Supreme Court in 1993 by President Bill Clinton, the second female justice and the first Jewish female justice.

Portman’s film, “A Tale Of Love And Darkness,” the first film she directed, will premiere next week at Cannes. It is based on the memoir by Israeli author Amos Oz, and is largely in Hebrew.


Your Comments

The Forward welcomes reader comments in order to promote thoughtful discussion on issues of importance to the Jewish community. All readers can browse the comments, and all Forward subscribers can add to the conversation. In the interest of maintaining a civil forum, The Forward requires that all commenters be appropriately respectful toward our writers, other commenters and the subjects of the articles. Vigorous debate and reasoned critique are welcome; name-calling and personal invective are not and will be deleted. Egregious commenters or repeat offenders will be banned from commenting. While we generally do not seek to edit or actively moderate comments, our spam filter prevents most links and certain key words from being posted and the Forward reserves the right to remove comments for any reason.

Recommend this article

Natalie Portman To Star as Ruth Bader Ginsburg in New Biopic

Thank you!

This article has been sent!