Kerry Washington to Star as Anita Hill in Upcoming HBO Film ‘Confirmation’.

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Scandal star Kerry Washington has just signed on to play a different sort of political figure. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Washington will be playing Anita Hill in an upcoming HBO film, Confirmation.

Called Confirmation, the telepic — which is in development from HBO Films — will detail the explosive 1991 Clarence Thomas-Hill Supreme Court nomination hearings, which brought the country to a standstill and forever changed the way people think about sexual harassment, victims’ rights and modern-day race relations.

For nearly 25 years the polarizing case at the intersection of race and gender has been revisited in many forms, from books to television specials, to a 2014 documentary, Anita, which Hill herself supported.

The script for Confirmation will be written by Academy Award nominated writer Susannah Grant, who also wrote Erin Brockovich.