Focus Features has revealed the first official trailer for On the Basis of Sex, which stars Felicity Jones as future U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The film was directed by Mimi Lader and will tell the story of Ginsburg’s fight against gender discrimination with one specific case. Armie Hammer co-stars alongside Jones as Ginsburg’s husband Marty.
This is a really, really good trailer. Not only does it seem to capture the events taking place perfectly, with phenomenal actors and actresses placed throughout its runtime, but it speaks to issues still going on today. Jones is almost a perfect fit for the role, and while we haven’t seen her recently, she looks to be better than ever in a very, very important film. Hammer looks just as strong as well. His role is a pivotal one in this story, as it was his support that helped Ruth do what she did. In a world where it was powerful men vs women, she had support from the one that meant most to her, and it obviously showed.
I can’t wait to see this film. I wasn’t born yet, so my knowledge of this subject is very slim. While I’m not sure it’ll capture everything, I have a great deal of confidence in Lader, Jones and Hammer that they can bring us a film that will mesmerize us with this incredible true story. It’s a great team involved, and with an even better release date, I have no doubt that they will give this amazing woman the justice her story deserves.
Check out the first official trailer below, and make sure to leave your thoughts in the comments below! What do you think of the trailer? Do you remember the actual events? Does it look like it’s been done right? Also starring Justin Theroux, Sam Waterston, Jack Reynor, Cailee Spaeny and Kathy Bates, On the Basis of Sex is released on December 25th.
The film tells an inspiring and spirited true story that follows 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. The feature will premiere in 2018 in line with Justice Ginsburg’s 25th anniversary on the Supreme Court.