Kerry Washington arrives at the 32nd Annual Paleyfest : "Scandal" held at The Dolby Theatre on Sunday, March 8, 2015, in Los Angeles.
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March 12, 2015 4:13 PM EDT

Actress Kerry Washington has been tapped to play Anita Hill in an upcoming HBO original film.

Washington will play the woman whose sexual harassment allegations against then-Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas muddied his confirmation process. The film, aptly titled Confirmation, is centered on the 1991 Senate confirmation hearings.

According to the The Hollywood Reporter, which broke the news of Washington’s involvement, the made-for-TV film will be written and executive produced by Susannah Grant, known for her work on Erin Brockovich.

[The Hollywood Reporter]

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