Two editorials in a week and now two potential new films. Actually, this Deadline report sounds conclusively like Natalie has signed on to star in On The Basis Of Sex, in which she will play Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
The script, which follows the travails of Ginsburg as she faced numerous obstacles to her fight for equal rights throughout her career, was written by Daniel Stiepleman and made the 2014 Black List. Robert W. Cort is producing with Ron Bergman exec producing.
Ginsberg was appointed to the Supreme Court in 1993 by then-President Clinton, becoming only the second female justice (after Sandra Day O’Connor) and the first Jewish female justice. Prior to that, she developed a reputation as a keen advocate for the advancement of women’s rights. Time magazine this year labeled her an “Icon” in its Time 100.
The director is a relative newcomer fresh off a big Sundance success (The Diary Of A Teenage Girl), Marielle Heller.