Washington DC: The trailer of upcoming movie ‘On the Basis of Sex’ based on Ruth Bader Ginsburg– the second female Supreme Court Justice of USA–is out. Hollywood star Felicity Jones aptly plays the young justice.
According to Variety, Ginsburg successfully argued before the American Supreme Court in 1975 that a widower who denied his wife the survivor benefits under Social Security violated the right to equal protection.
“If the law differentiates on the basis of sex, when will men and women ever be equal?” she asks in the trailer.
The story revolves around how a young Ginsburg teams up with her husband Marty (played by Armie Hammer) as she confronts the age-old patriarch tradition boldly, and at one point in the trailer she speaks to an attorney and says, “You don’t get to tell me when to quit.” Jones is well known for ‘Theory of Everything’.
The film is slated to hit the theatres on December 25, which is also Justice Ginsburg’s 25th anniversary on the Supreme Court.
Directed by Mimi Leder of ‘The Leftovers’, the flick also stars Justin Theroux, Kathy Bates, Sam Waterston, Jack Reynor, and Cailee Spaeny in pivotal roles.