Armie Hammer is set to star in Participant Media’s On the Basis Of Sex, which is based on the life of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. He’ll play husband Marty Ginsburg to Felicity Jones’ Ruth Bader Ginsburg as they team to bring the first landmark gender discrimination case before the Supreme Court. Deadline broke the news of Jones’ attachment over the summer.
Mimi Leder is directing from a script by Daniel Stiepleman, who is Ginsburg’s nephew. Participant is producing and financing through Amblin Partners. Robert Cort will produce. Jeff Skoll and Jonathan King of Participant will executive produce.
The feature is slated for release in 2018, in line with Ginsburg’s 25th anniversary as a Supreme Court Justice. [Source]