Armie Hammer joins Felicity Jones in On The Basis Of Sex, which Participant Media will produce and finance through Amblin Partners.
Based on the life of renowned Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the film will be directed by Mimi Leder from a script by Daniel Stiepleman, who is also Ginsburg’s nephew.
Robert Cort will produce, while Jeff Skoll and Jonathan King of Participant Media will serve as executive producers. The feature is scheduled to open in 2018 to commemorate Ginsburg’s 25th anniversary as a Supreme Court Justice.
On The Basis Of Sex centres on young law professor Ginsburg (Jones) and her husband Marty Ginsburg (Hammer) as they team up to bring the first landmark gender discrimination case before the Supreme Court.
Hammer stars in Luca Guadagnino’s festival sensation Call Me By Your Name that screens in Toronto, and upcoming releases include Anthony Maras’ Hotel Mumbai. He was most recently seen in Free Fire and also voiced the role of Jackson Storm for Pixar’s Cars 3.
On The Basis Of Sex will open through Participant’s output arrangements via Amblin Partners, with Focus Features distributing in the US. International output partners are eOne, Nordisk, CJ Entertainment, Alibaba Pictures, Reliance Entertainment and Lev Cinema. Lionsgate will sell all available international territories.