Already this week is all about interesting casting news.
Deadline reports that “Black Swan” star Natalie Portman will tackle the role of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in a biopic. Daniel Stiepleman has written the script for “On the Basis of Sex,” which will follow Ginsburg’s fight for equal rights as she rose to become the second woman appointed to the Supreme Court in 1993.
The project does not have a studio attached to it.
Meanwhile, over on TV, Selma Blair has apparently been cast as Kris Jenner in FX’s miniseries “American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson.” According to Entertainment Weekly, Blair will play the future Kardashian family momager opposite David Schwimmer’s Robert Kardashian, who served on Simpson’s defense team during his 1995 murder trial.
Jenner and Kardashian were married for 13 years and remained friends after their divorce in 1991. The parents of four, they were reportedly close right up until Kardashian’s death from cancer in 2003.
It’s not the first time Blair has worked with FX. She left her role on the Charlie Sheen comedy “Anger Management” in 2013.
“American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson” is executive produced by “Glee” co-creators Brad Falchuk and Ryan Murphy.