Newswire: Felicity Jones to play galactic hero Ruth Bader Ginsburg

According to Deadline, Rogue One star Felicity Jones has signed on to play Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in Mimi Leder’s On The Basis Of Sex. The movie sounds like a biopic about Ginsburg and the sexism she has faced in her career, with the Deadline story saying it focuses on the “numerous obstacles to her fight for equal rights.” Mimi Leder was the director behind Pay It Forward and Deep Impact, but in recent years she’s focused more on TV, working on The Leftovers—which she also produced—and Shameless.

As for the real Ginsburg, she was the second woman appointed to the Supreme Court, and her judicial career has largely been about fighting for the advancement of women’s rights. Basically, she wasn’t as instrumental in blowing up the Death Star as Jones’ Jyn Erso was, but she’s no less of a badass.

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