Natalie Portman to Star as Ruth Bader Ginsburg in New Film

'On the Basis of Sex' to follow Ginsburg’s career path to becoming first Jewish woman on the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Nirit Anderman
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Actress Natalie Portman (L) and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Actress Natalie Portman (L) and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.Credit: AFP/Bloomberg
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Nirit Anderman

Natalie Portman will star as U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in a new film.

“On the Basis of Sex” will follow Ginsburg’s obstacles-filled career on the road to becoming the second female justice and the first Jewish female justice on the high court, Deadline Hollywood reported. President Bill Clinton appointed Ginsburg to the Supreme Court in 1993.

The producers are hoping to start filming by the end of the year.

Portman recently told the Hollywood Reporter that she is "very much against [Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu."

"I am very, very upset and disappointed that he was re-elected. I find his racist comments horrific. However, I don't — what I want to make sure is, I don't want to use my platform [the wrong way]. I feel like there's some people who become prominent, and then it's out in the foreign press. You know, shit on Israel. I do not. I don't want to do that," Portman told the Hollywood Reporter.

Portman reportedly participated in a video for an Israeli movement aiming to vote out Netanyahu in the last elections. The group, V-15, ultimately decided not to release the video, fearing it might be construed as “foreign intervention.”

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