Rick Famuyiwa isn’t just sitting around basking the critical acclaim of “Dope” which opens in theaters this week. He’s already moved on to “Confirmation” at HBO and it tells the sensational true story of a political and legal scandal that made headlines across the nation.
Kerry Washington leads the movie as Anita Hill, who accused Clarence Thomas (Wendell Pierce) of sexual harassment during his Senate hearings to become a Supreme Court judge. The cast is rounded by Greg Kinnear (as Joe Biden!), Dylan Baker (Senator Orrin Hatch), Grace Gummer (Ricki Seidman), and Alison Wright (Clarence Thomas’ wife).
No word yet on when the film will air but if it captures even half the drama of the real life story, it’ll be some compelling stuff.