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Natalie Portman Cast as Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Biopic 'On the Basis of Sex' follows career of RBG
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted May 9, 2015 8:22 AM CDT
Natalie Portman Cast as Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Natalie Portman announces the winner of the International Green Film Award during the Cinema for Peace gala in Berlin on Feb. 9, 2015.   (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

(Newser) – The Notorius RBG is coming to the big screen: Natalie Portman will play Ruth Bader Ginsburg in a biopic called On the Basis of Sex, reports Deadline. The film will follow Ginsburg's early career, with a focus on the equal-rights obstacles she overcame on her path to the Supreme Court. The film is based on a screenplay by Daniel Stiepleman, and though it's not clear whether Ginsburg herself is on board, it sounds like a flattering portrayal. "It's a really amazing portrait of a woman who was way ahead of her time," the editor of the website Women and Hollywood told Time previously. Production is expected to begin later this year. (Read more Natalie Portman stories.)

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