Photo: Kerry Washington as Anita Hill in HBO’s ‘Confirmation’

Kerry Washington Anita Hill Confirmation
Courtesy of Frank Masi/HBO

Here’s photographic proof that Kerry Washington’s latest role comes with just as much scandal.

HBO has released the first photo of the Gladiator in Chief as Anita Hill in “Confirmation,” its upcoming biopic about Clarence Thomas’ Senate hearings to become a Supreme Court judge. Hill was Thomas’ aid at the Department of Education and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission who accused him of sexual harassment.

The cast also includes Wendell Pierce as Thomas and “Americans” actress Alison Wright as his wife, Virginia. Greg Kinnear plays Joe Biden, who at the time served as chairman of the Thomas’ Senate Judiciary Committee hearings. Other cast members include Dylan Baker as Senator Orrin Hatch, who also served on that committee, and Grace Gummer as Ricki Seidman, the Ted Kennedy aide to whom Hill confided about the harassment.

“Confirmation” is directed by Rick Famuyiwa and written by Susannah Grant. Michael London, Grant, Washington and Janice Williams are exec producing for Groundswell Prods. and ABC Signature Studios.

“Confirmation” joins similar upcoming projects like FX’s “American Crime Story: The People v O.J. Simpson” and ABC’s “Madoff.”

Filed Under:

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 3

Leave a Reply

3 Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

  1. Joe Perjury says:

    How do you make a sympathetic movie about a woman who lied under oath purely for partisan political reasons? The filmmaker must be counting on people being too young to remember the real story and/or too lazy to research it on their own. Just more Hollywood propaganda,..enjoy.

    • CD says:

      It’s cool that we can see and hear the exact same evidence and come to opposite conclusions. Human brains are cool.

  2. GMC262 says:

    It’s subjective of course, but while Kerry is a fine actress, I don’t see much of a resemblance to Anita-it’s what creates a disconnect for me with many biopics.

More TV News from Variety

Loading