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Rick Famuyiwa to Direct HBO’s Anita Hill Movie ‘Confirmation’

HBO is moving full steam ahead with its telepic on the explosive 1991 Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Clarence Thomas.

Rick Famuyiwa is on tap to direct “Confirmation.” The pic revisits the national debate over race relations and sexual harassment sparked during the hearings when law professor Anita Hill testified about her experiences with Thomas. Kerry Washington is to star as Hill.

“Erin Brockovich” scribe Susannah Grant penned the script and will exec produce with Washington, Michael London and Janice Williams. ABC Signature Studios is producing with London’s Groundswell Prods. banner. Production is expected to begin in early summer.

Famuyiwa is coming off a strong showing at this year’s Sundance fest with his feature “Dope,” which sold to Open Road and is set for release on June 19. He’s repped by WME, Oasis Media Group and the law firm of Del Shaw.

 

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