TWENTIETH Century Fox recently announced it has secured the rights to make a movie based on the US Supreme Court’s historic ruling that legalised same-sex marriage on June 26.

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According to a report from the New York Times, Fox announced it bought the rights of the lead plaintiff Jim Obergefell and his lawyer Al Gerhardstein, whose lawsuit was what resulted in recognition of gay marriage across the US.

Fox also announced it would put movie producers Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen on the project, both known for their book-to-film adaptations of Life of Pi and The Devil Wears Prada.

The movie, set to come out in two years, will be a “transcendent love story about someone who goes to such a length for love that he ends up changing the world”, Godfrey explained in an interview with the New York Times.

The story will be based on Obergefell who is a real estate agent that married his longtime partner, John Arthur, in 2013 in the state of Maryland. When Arthur died, Ohio refused to list Obergefell as his spouse on the death certificate, so Obergefell sued.

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