Upcoming New Movie about Ruth Bader Ginsburg Expected to be a Box Office Hit

On the Basis of Sex  is the new movie about the struggles Ruth Bader Ginsburg went through to become a Supreme Court Justice and have equal women’s rights become law. This movie will cover how she became a lawyer and took a case on sex-based discrimination against a man. With the movie being directed by Mimi Leder and written by Daniel Stiepleman, it is expected to be the biggest movie of the fall.

Playing Ruth is the talented Felicity Jones with Armie Hammer playing her husband, Marty. Felicity is honored to take the role. In an interview with E! News, Jones said, "I really admire in Ruth the carefulness with which she has gone through her life and career." "She's taken her time, and that really gave me a lot of confidence. That it's OK to think like that, and to be judicious."

Jones knew she had to do a lot more than just look the part. She did a lot to prepare for this role, including getting a dialect coach to help her perfect a Brooklyn accent, changing her eye color, and mimicking Ginsburg’s body language. She has big shoes to fill, but many think she can pull it off. Other actors in this movie include Justin Theroux, Kathy Bates, and Sam Waterston.

Earlier this year, a documentary titled RBG about Ginsburg came out and became a box office smash. In honor of her 25th year as a Supreme Court Justice, another documentary is coming out this fall. As a result of this, many news outlets are predicting that this movie will do great in the box office, and even win best picture at the 2019 Academy Awards.  

Now, what will this movie mean to the public? Ruth’s story is finally being told on the silver screen and many people are ecstatic that this movie is being made. The work that Ruth has done for this country in gender equality will go down in history for years to come. Sophomore Evie Burke says, “I think it’s amazing that such a powerful female figure is getting her story told, it’s inspiring.” Ruth is getting the recognition she deserves and we couldn’t be happier about it.

On the Basis of Sex comes out December 25, 2018.


Sophia DiPrima