Most recently, Jennifer Hudson and Jeffrey Wright joined the cast of HBO’s scripted movie based on the Anita Hill/Clarence Thomas Supreme Court hearings, titled “Confirmation.”
Hudson will play witness Angela Wright, and Wright will be Harvard Law professor Charles Ogletree.
Previously-announced Kerry Washington is starring, playing Anita Hill, as well as executive produce the telepic, which is written by Academy Award nominated writer Susannah Grant (“Erin Brockovich”), and produced by Groundswell Productions in association with ABC Signature Studios.
And Wendell Pierce is playing Clarence Thomas.
Rick Famuyiwa, fresh off his hit Sundance movie “Dope,” is directing the film for HBO.
Shooting on “Confirmation” is underway, and we’ve got a tease from the upcoming film to share – the above photo of Washington in character as Hill, courtesy of HBO. Not much to look at there, but, that’s why it’s called a tease.
“Confirmation” doesn’t have a premiere date yet.