Kerry Washington testifies as Anita Hill in extended Confirmation trailer
Following the short glimpse of the film Kerry Washington gave fans in February, HBO debuted an extended trailer on Friday for Confirmation, its dramatization of the media storm surrounding Anita Hill’s allegations of sexual assault against then-Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas in 1991.
Washington stars as Hill, a former U.S. Department of Education and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission employee who publicly testified against Thomas (Wendell Pierce) shortly before he was confirmed as a Supreme Court Justice.
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Confirmation‘s supporting cast includes Greg Kinnear as Joe Biden, Jennifer Hudson as fellow accuser Angela Wright, Erika Christensen as Shirley Wiegand (a close friend of Hill’s), and Modern Family‘s Eric Stonestreet as Kenneth Duberstein, a political lobbyist hired by George H.W. Bush to secure Thomas’ confirmation as a Supreme Court Justice.
Confirmation premieres Saturday, April 16 at 8 p.m. on HBO. Watch more of Washington’s performance as Anita Hill in the trailer above.