'On the Basis of Sex' trailer sets Felicity Jones as Ruth Bader Ginsberg

This year, 85 year old Ruth Bader Ginsberg celebrates 25 years as a Supreme Court Justice of the United States. It’s fitting, then, that Focus Features is prepping to celebrate with an “origin story” of sorts. “On the Basis of Sex” sets “Rogue One” and “The Theory of Everything” star Felicity Jones as Ginsberg and you can see her in action in a new trailer.

Directed by Mimi Leder (“Deep Impact,” “Pay it Forward”), “On the Basis of Sex” tells the inspiring and spirited true story of young lawyer Ruth Bader Ginsburg as she teams with her husband Marty to bring a groundbreaking case before the U.S. Court of Appeals and overturn a century of gender discrimination.

Also starring Armie Hammer, Justin Theroux, Kathy Bates, Sam Waterston, Jack Reynor, and Cailee Spaeny, “On the Basis of Sex” is one of two Ginsberg-centric films seeing release in 2018. The feature documentary “RBG,” now available to stream, takes a contemporary look at the American hero.

“On the Basis of Sex” will open in theaters on Christmas Day.

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