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Wendell Pierce Will Play Clarence Thomas Opposite Kerry Washington’s Anita Hill in HBO’s ‘Confirmation,’ Directed by Rick Famuyiwa

Wendell Pierce Will Play Clarence Thomas Opposite Kerry Washington's Anita Hill in HBO's 'Confirmation,' Directed by Rick Famuyiwa

Announced early last month, Kerry Washington will star in a scripted movie based on the Anita Hill/Clarence Thomas Supreme Court hearings, titled “Confirmation,” which is set up at HBO.

Washington is of course going to play Anita Hill, as well as executive produce the telepic, which will be penned by Academy Award nominated writer Susannah Grant (“Erin Brockovich”), and will be produced by Groundswell Productions in association with ABC Signature Studios. 

As for who will direct, Rick Famuyiwa, fresh off his hit Sundance movie “Dope,” who was previously in contention for the job, has now officially signed on, and will indeed direct the film for HBO.

As for the actor who will play Clarence Thomas, The Hollywood Reporter says that it’ll be Wendell Pierce – whose name some of you mentioned as a candidate, in previous posts on how the project would/should be cast.

Pierce previously appeared on HBO, when he starred in the hit series “The Wire.” He also appeared on “Treme.”

Shooting on “Confirmation” is set to begin this summer.

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