Felicity Jones Tapped To Play Jewish Queen Ruth Bader Ginsberg In Upcoming Biopic
Sound the alarm: our big-screen Ruth Bader Ginsburg has officially been announced!
Felicity Jones of “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” has signed on to play Jewish heroine and my personal queen, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, in a new biopic based on Ginsburg’s life.
The movie has been in the works since 2015, with Natalie Portman originally slated to be its star. When Portman withdrew, Jones was tapped to take over the role. While Jones is not Jewish, she does actively identify as a feminist, which should help her channel the badassery that Ginsburg has made her signature vibe.
The movie is titled “On the Basis Of Sex” and will tell the story of how Ruth Bader Ginsburg went from being just another Jewish youth growing up in Flatbush, Brooklyn, to becoming a hero to women (and men) everywhere as the second (and best) female justice to join the Supreme Court.
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