Follow the revolutionary lawyer turned U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, as she fights to overturn over a century of gender discrimination in the “riveting” (Pete Hammond, Deadline) and uplifting drama On the Basis of Sex, arriving on Digital and the digital movie app MOVIES ANYWHERE on March 26, 2019, and on Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand on April 9, 2019, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.
Directed by Mimi Leder (“The Leftovers”), the “inspiring” (Maureen Lee Lenker, Entertainment Weekly) film showcases award-worthy performances where Academy Award® nominee Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything) is “exceptional” (Yolanda Machado, The Wrap) in her role as a young Ruth Bader Ginsburg, alongside Armie Hammer (Call Me By Your Name) as Ruth’s husband, Marty Ginsburg, and an outstanding supporting cast including Justin Theroux (“The Leftovers”), Jack Reynor (Glassland), Cailee Spaeny (Bad Times at the El Royale), with Academy Award® nominee Sam Waterston (The Killing Fields) and Oscar® winner Kathy Bates (Misery).
Inspired by the incredible true story of a young Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Jones), Participant Media’s On the Basis of Sex, distributed by Focus Features, depicts a then-struggling attorney and new mother facing adversity in her fight for equal rights. When Ruth takes on a ground-breaking case, she knows the outcome could alter the courts’ view of gender discrimination. Stronger together, Ruth teams up with her husband, Martin Ginsburg (Hammer), to fight for the case that catapults her to become one of the most important public figures of our time.
Featuring a brand new single, “Here Comes the Change,” from platinum-selling singer and songwriter Kesha, and packed with captivating bonus content, On the Basis of Sex on Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital includes a special piece about the making of the film as well as an inside look into Ruth and Marty’s affectionate relationship, taking viewers behind the scenes of this remarkable story and Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s heroic legacy.
BLU-RAY, DVD & DIGITAL BONUS FEATURES:
- A Supreme Team: Making On the Basis of Sex – Pull back the curtain and see how this incredible team of collaborators brought this true story to the big screen.
- Legacy of Justice – A deeper look at how Ruth Bader Ginsburg pioneered gender equality in America and gained her seat on the Supreme Court.
- Martin and Ruth: A Loving Partnership – An intimate look at the symbiotic marriage between Martin and Ruth Ginsburg, and how it helped shape Ruth’s perspective as a judge.
Cast: Felicity Jones, Armie Hammer, Justin Theroux, Jack Reynor, Cailee Spaeny, with Sam Waterston and Kathy Bates
Casting By: Victoria Thomas, CSA
Costume Designer: Isis Mussenden
Music Supervisor: Linda Cohen
Music By: Mychael Danna
Edited By: Michelle Tesoro
Production Designer: Nelson Coates
Director of Photography: Michael Grady
Executive Producers: Jeff Skoll, Daniel Stiepleman, Betsy Danbury, Karen Loop
Producer: Jonathan King, p.g.a.
Produced By: Robert Cort, p.g.a.
Written By: Daniel Stiepleman
Directed By: Mimi Leder