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LOS ANGELES (AP) — “HBO” says Scandal star “Kerry Washington” will play Anita Hill in a film about Clarence Thomas’ 1991 Supreme Court confirmation hearings.

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FILE – In this March 8, 2015 file photo, actress Kerry Washington at the 32nd Annual Paleyfest : “Scandal” in Los Angeles. HBO says that Washington will play Anita Hill in a film about the 1991 Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Clarence Thomas. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

The film will be titled “Confirmation”, and Washington is also among its executive producers.

Hill’s sexual harassment allegations against Thomas put the issue at the center of a fierce national debate. Hill became a hero and a target, while Thomas was confirmed as an associate justice.

Kerry Washington

FILE – In this March 8, 2015 file photo, actress Kerry Washington at the 32nd Annual Paleyfest :

Last year saw the “release of Anita”, a documentary by the Oscar-winning filmmaker “Freida Mock” about the Brandeis University law professor.

HBO didn’t give other casting details or an airdate for Confirmation in its announcement Thursday.

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“Kerry Washington” to play Anita Hill in “HBO” movie

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