Natalie Portman to play Justice Ginsburg

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“On the Basis of Sex” will document Ginsburg’s battle for equal rights throughout her career, Deadline said Friday.


Director Marielle Heller (“The Diary of a Teenage Girl”) is in talks to guide the flick as it enters production around the end of 2015.

The film's script appeared on the 2014 Black List, which is reserved for "the most liked" screenplays that for various reasons remain unproduced.

The announcement comes after Time magazine labeled Ginsburg an “Icon” in its Time 100 rankings earlier this year.

Ginsburg first joined the Supreme Court in 1993 following her appointment by then-President Clinton.

She is the nation’s first Jewish female Justice, and only its second woman after Sandra Day O’Connor.

Ginsburg predicted that the Supreme Court would eventually approve same-sex marriages last February. 

Her remarks inspired debate as the justices weigh the matter for a ruling due in June.

“I think it’s doubtful that it wouldn’t be accepted, the change in people’s attitudes on that issue has been enormous,” she said on Feb. 12.

The liberal-leaning justice also underwent a heart procedure late last year.

Ginsburg, 81, said she would remain in her seat following concerns over her health after the surgery.

“As long as I can do the job full steam…I think I’ll recognize when the time comes that I can’t any longer,” she said prior to the procedure. “But now I can.”