Felic­ity Jones re­places Natalie Port­man as Ruth Bader Gins­burg in biopic

The Jerusalem Post - - ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT - (Carlo Al­le­gri/Reuters)

Bri­tish ac­tress Felic­ity Jones will por­tray Jewish Supreme Court Jus­tice Ruth Bader Gins­burg in a biopic af­ter Natalie Port­man dropped out.

Shoot­ing of On the Ba­sis of Sex was slated to be­gin this month in Mon­treal, ac­cord­ing to Va­ri­ety.

Port­man, who is Jewish, had been at­tached to play Gins­burg for at least four years while the film project was stuck in de­vel­op­ment.

Jones starred as Jyn Erso in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and in In­ferno with Tom Hanks. She re­ceived a best ac­tress Os­car nom­i­na­tion for her role in The The­ory of Ev­ery­thing.

Gins­burg was the sec­ond woman to be ap­pointed to the Supreme Court.

The film, which is be­ing di­rected by Mimi Leder from a script by Daniel Stieple­man, deals with Gins­burg’s strug­gles for equal rights and what she had to over­come to be­come a US Supreme Court jus­tice, ac­cord­ing to IMDB.

Gins­burg, 84, was ap­pointed in 1993 by pres­i­dent Bill Clin­ton and re­mains one of the court’s most lib­eral voices. Dur­ing the past election cam­paign, in a move rare for jus­tices on the high court, Gins­burg said in sev­eral public com­ments that Don­ald Trump was un­fit for of­fice. Trump called for Gins­burg to re­sign and ques­tioned her men­tal acu­ity. Gins­burg later apol­o­gized, call­ing her remarks “ill ad­vised.”

BRI­TISH AC­TRESS Felic­ity Jones.

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