Felicity Jones plays Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in the first trailer for “On the Basis of Sex.”
The trailer chronicles the rise of Ginsburg alongside her husband Marty (played by Armie Hammer) as she kept getting pushed down from achieving her goals in securing equal rights for women. That is until she brought a groundbreaking case before the U.S. Court of Appeals.
“One said women were too emotional to be lawyers,” Jones says in the trailer. “If the law differentiates on the basis of sex, how are men and women supposed to become equals? “
“On the Basis of Sex” stars Jones, Hammer, Justin Theroux, Cailee Spaeny, Kathy Bates, Sam Waterston and Jack Reynor. Mimi Leder is directing from a script by Daniel Stiepleman, who is also Ginsburg’s nephew.
Robert Cort will produce, while Jeff Skoll and Jonathan King of Participant Media will executive produce.
The film will debut in 2018 to coincide with Ginsburg’s 25th anniversary on the Supreme Court.
Watch the trailer above.