First Look: See Kerry Washington as Anita Hill in New HBO Film
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Kerry Washington is preparing to play another powerful Black woman in Washington D.C.

The Scandal star will take on the real-life drama of Professor Anita Hill, the D.C lawyer who accused Supreme Court justice Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment in the new HBO film, Confirmation.

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The film will detail the historic, and grueling, 1991 Supreme Court nomination hearings. Wendell Pierce (The Wire) will play Thomas, Jennifer Hudson will play a witness to Thomas’ harassment, and Jeffrey Wright (Boardwalk Empire) will play Harvard law professor Charles Ogletree, who acted as Hill’s legal counsel during the hearings. Dope director Rick Famuyiwa is directing.

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In the photo, Hill (Washington) seems to be answering one of the many absurd questions she had to answer at press conferences.

There’s no word yet on when the film will air.

Will you be tuning in?