Natalie Portman To Play Ruth Bader Ginsburg In Badass Biopic

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Natalie Portman is bringing the Notorious RBG to the big screen. Deadline just announced that the actress will play Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in an upcoming biopic. The film is called On the Basis of Sex, and per Deadline, it "follows the travails of Ginsburg as she faced numerous obstacles to her fight for equal rights throughout her career." Today, Ginsburg is considered a cultural hero (she was named to the "icon" section of this year's TIME 100 list), and she is lovingly referred to as the Notorious RBG. Her storied term on the Supreme Court began in 1993, when then-president Bill Clinton appointed her to our nation's highest judicial panel. She was the second-ever female justice to be appointed, and the first Jewish woman to serve on the Supreme Court. The film will be directed by Marielle Heller, who's most recent feature, The Diary of a Teenage Girl, was highly praised at its Sundance premiere. Natalie Portman has been mostly out of the spotlight since picking up an Oscar for Black Swan, but she'll return in full force both in front of and behind the camera in the coming year.  We're SO glad that Justice Ginsburg's story is being told. If Hollywood could work on a Dr. Ruth biopic next, that would be much appreciated as well. (Deadline)

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