Kerry Washington To Play Anita Hill In HBO Movie

03/12/2015 03:15 pm ET | Updated Mar 12, 2015
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Kerry Washington has been cast as Anita Hill in HBO's new movie, "Confirmation." The Hollywood Reporter was the first to report the news on Thursday. HBO and Washington's rep confirmed to The Huffington Post that she will also serve as an executive producer on the project.

"Erin Brockovich" scribe Susannah Grant will write and executive produce the film, but no director has been named just yet.

The made-for-TV movie will follow the 1991 Clarence Thomas-Anita Hill controversy and Supreme Court nomination hearings, which dominated the news cycle for months, as Hill testified that Thomas had sexually harassed her when he was her supervisor at the Department of Education and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

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