HBO Reveals First Look at Kerry Washington in 'Confirmation'

Anita Hill Kerry Washington - H 2015
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Anita Hill Kerry Washington - H 2015

The 'Scandal' star is playing Anita Hill in the HBO film.

HBO tweeted Tuesday morning a photo of Kerry Washington as Anita Hill on the set of the HBO film Confirmation.

The Scandal star is starring in and executive producing the movie about the 1991 Clarence Thomas Supreme Court nomination hearings (at which Hill testified).

Oscar nominee Susannah Grant (Erin Brockovich) wrote the script and is executive producing. Rick Famuyiwa, whose buzzy indie film Dope hits theaters this weekend, is directing.

The Wire alum Wendell Pierce is playing Thomas. Other noteworthy castmembers include Jennifer Hudson, Cobie Smulders, Erika Christensen, Eric Stonestreet, Grace Gummer, Greg Kinnear, Jeffrey Wright, Dylan Baker and The Americans' Alison Wright.

The telepic is being produced by Groundswell Productions in association with ABC Signature Studios, the boutique arm of ABC Studios.