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

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.”

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