Newswire: Natalie Portman to kick ass, take names as the notorious Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Natalie Portman has signed on to play the second-sexiest of all Supreme Court justices after William Howard Taft. She’ll star as Ruth Bader Ginsburg in On The Basis Of Sex, a film that follows Ginsburg’s struggle for equal rights throughout her career. Written by Daniel Stiepleman, the script made the 2014 Black List. Focus Features will probably finance the movie, with The Diary Of A Teenage Girl‘s Marielle Heller in talks to direct.

Though most casual Supreme Court fans just know the Notorious RBG as that severe-haired older woman kicking ass and taking names on the bench, Ginsburg had quite a legal career prior to her 1993 appointment. She is an outspoken advocate for women’s rights as a constitutional principle, and has been associated with the ACLU since the ’70s. She founded the Women’s Rights Law Reporter in 1970—the first law journal in the …

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