Armie Hammer Joins Felicity Jones in Ruth Bader Ginsburg Biopic ‘On the Basis of Sex’

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Armie Hammer will play Felicity Jones’ spouse in the Ruth Bader Ginsburg biopic “On the Basis of Sex.”

Jones will portray Ginsburg with Hammer playing her husband, Marty Ginsburg, as they team up to bring the first landmark gender discrimination case before the Supreme Court.

Mimi Leder will direct the film from a script by Daniel Stiepleman, who is also Ginsburg’s nephew.

Robert Cort will produce. Jeff Skoll and Jonathan King of Participant Media will executive produce. The movie is slated for release in 2018 in order to coincide with Ginsburg’s 25th anniversary as a Supreme Court Justice.

Hammer will next be seen starring in Luca Guadagnino’s “Call Me by Your Name,” Stanley Tucci’s “Final Portrait,” and Anthony Maras’ “Hotel Mumbai.”

“On the Basis of Sex” will be released through Participant Media’s output arrangements via Amblin Partners, with Focus Features distributing domestically. Its international output partners are Entertainment One (eOne), Nordisk, CJ Entertainment, Alibaba Pictures, Reliance Entertainment, and Lev Cinema. Lionsgate will sell all available international territories.

Hammer is represented by WME and Sloane, Offer, Weber & Dern.

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  1. Fab Mundo says:

    Geez, gotta run out and see this one…..zzzzzzzzz, zzzzzzz, zzzzzzzzzz, zzzzzzzzz…Hollyweird…I can see you have run out on imagination…25 years ago….all you are doing now is liberal propaganda films, the Soviets must be very proud…..Joseph Stalin and Lenin are smiling from ear to ear in he’ll.

  2. Miss Cleo says:

    The Notorious RBG climbing all over that. As it should be.

  3. Two great acting talents. This could be very good indeed. It’ll be interesting to see how they handle the height factor. I know Ruth is a very short woman, but Felicity’s taller than her. However, Armie is 6’5″, if I recall correctly. So in a weird way, that could actually scale everything conveniently! I hope Hammer gets a nomination for Call Me by Your Name this year, so he and Jones can both go into this film w/ nods. By the way, I love how the title is such bait. I wonder if a few people are gonna be buying tickets, expecting this to be some kind of steamy romance. Haha.

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