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[01/07/16 - 03:44 PM]
Kerry Washington, Wendell Pierce and Greg Kinnear Star in HBO Films' "Confirmation," The Story of the Explosive Clarence Thomas Supreme Court Nomination Hearings, Debuting in April
Jeffrey Wright, Eric Stonestreet and Jennifer Hudson also star in the project, from director Rick Famuyiwa.

[via press release from HBO]

KERRY WASHINGTON, WENDELL PIERCE AND GREG KINNEAR STAR IN HBO FILMS' "CONFIRMATION," THE STORY OF THE EXPLOSIVE CLARENCE THOMAS SUPREME COURT NOMINATION HEARINGS, DEBUTING IN APRIL; WRITTEN BY SUSANNAH GRANT AND DIRECTED BY RICK FAMUYIWA; JEFFREY WRIGHT, ERIC STONESTREET AND JENNIFER HUDSON ALSO STAR

HBO Films Presents A Groundswell Production In Association With ABC Signature Studios; From Executive Producers Michael London, Janice Williams, Kerry Washington And Susannah Grant; Produced By Darren Demetre

HBO Films' CONFIRMATION stars Kerry Washington (Emmy(R) and Golden Globe nominee for "Scandal"; "Django Unchained," "Ray"), Wendell Pierce (HBO's "Treme" and "The Wire"), Greg Kinnear (Oscar(R) and Golden Globe nominee for "As Good as It Gets"; "Little Miss Sunshine"), Jeffrey Wright (Emmy(R) and Golden Globe winner for HBO's "Angels in America"; HBO's "Boardwalk Empire"), Eric Stonestreet (Emmy(R) winner for "Modern Family") and Jennifer Hudson (Oscar(R) winner for "Dreamgirls"). Written by Susannah Grant (Oscar(R) nominee for "Erin Brockovich") and directed by Rick Famuyiwa ("Dope," "The Wood"), the film details the explosive 1991 Clarence Thomas Supreme Court nomination hearings, which brought the country to a standstill and forever changed the way we think about sexual harassment, victims' rights and modern-day race relations.

CONFIRMATION is executive produced by Michael London ("Trumbo," Oscar(R) nominee for "Sideways"), Janice Williams ("Trumbo," "The Astronaut Wives Club"), Kerry Washington and Susannah Grant. Darren Demetre ("The Bling Ring") is the producer. The HBO Films presentation of a Groundswell Production in association with ABC Signature Studios debuts in April, exclusively on HBO.

The film also stars (in alphabetical order): Dylan Baker ("Selma"), Erika Christensen ("Traffic"), Kimberly Elise ("Diary of a Mad Black Woman"), Malcolm Gets ("Caroline in the City"), Grace Gummer (HBO's "The Newsroom"), Bill Irwin ("Interstellar"), Zoe Lister-Jones ("Salt"), Peter McRobbie ("Lincoln"), Treat Williams ("Everwood") and Alison Wright ("The Americans").

CONFIRMATION looks behind the curtain of Washington politics, depicting a pivotal moment in American culture that became a turning point in workplace equality and gender politics.

Kerry Washington portrays law professor Anita Hill, who accused Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment, with Wendell Pierce as Judge Thomas and Greg Kinnear as Democratic Senator Joe Biden, who presided over the hearings as chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Jeffrey Wright plays Harvard law professor Charles Ogletree, Professor Hill's lead attorney during the hearings, and Eric Stonestreet portrays Ken Duberstein, a Washington lobbyist hired by President George H. W. Bush to promote Judge Thomas' confirmation. Jennifer Hudson portrays Angela Wright, another Thomas accuser, who was subpoenaed but was never called to testify before the Judiciary Committee.

Dylan Baker plays Republican Senator Orrin Hatch. Erika Christensen plays Shirley Wiegand, Hill's close friend. Kimberly Elise plays Sonia Jarvis, a civil rights attorney on Anita Hill's legal team. Malcolm Gets plays Republican Senator Arlen Specter. Grace Gummer plays Ricki Seidman, aide to Senator Edward Kennedy. Zoe Lister-Jones portrays Carolyn Hart, an aide to Senator Biden. Peter McRobbie portrays Republican Senator Alan Simpson. Treat Williams plays Democratic Senator Edward Kennedy. Alison Wright portrays Ginni Thomas, Thomas' wife.

The behind-the-scenes team includes director of photography Rachel Morrison; editor Dirk Westervelt; production designer Stephen Altman; composer Harry Gregson-Williams; costume designer Hope Hanafin; and casting directors Kerry Barden and Paul Schnee.





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[11/25/20 - 12:13 PM]
"Married at First Sight" Heads Down the Aisle in Atlanta for Season 12 on January 13 with Three Hour Megasized Premiere
Season 12 is set to be the most romantic, diverse, and surprising season yet as ten brave-but-loveless singles meet their new spouse at the altar and enter a legally binding marriage at first sight.

[11/25/20 - 12:06 PM]
NFL Moves Ravens-Steelers Thanksgiving Primetime Game to Sunday, November 29
In its place, NBC will rebroadcast "The National Dog Show" alongside a repeat of "The Wall."

[11/25/20 - 10:47 AM]
Video: HBO Max Debuts Trailer and Key Art for Max Original "House of Ho" Premiering Thursday, Dec. 10
The series follow the lives, loves, and conflicts of the Hos, a wealthy Vietnamese-American family in Houston who've built a multimillion-dollar empire.

[11/25/20 - 10:31 AM]
"Saturday Night Live" Closes Out 2020 with Three Shows in December, Live Coast-to-Coast
Jason Bateman, Timothée Chalamet and Kristen Wiig are on tap to host in the coming weeks.

[11/25/20 - 10:08 AM]
Video: "On Pointe" - Official Trailer - Disney+
Get a glimpse into the students from the School of American Ballet in the series, due on Friday, December 18.

[11/25/20 - 10:00 AM]
An Incredible Lineup of Talent Set to Join the "Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes - At Home Holiday Special"
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[11/25/20 - 09:00 AM]
More Performers Announced for the One-Hour Concert Special "Play On: Celebrating The Power of Music to Make Change," on a New Date and Time, Tuesday, Dec. 15
The one-hour special was previously scheduled for Saturday, December 5 at 9:00/8:00c.

[11/25/20 - 08:12 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Bachelorette" Keeps ABC on Top in Demos
The Alphabet takes home the adults 18-49 crown while CBS leads the night in total viewers.

[11/25/20 - 08:00 AM]
HBO Max Highlights - December 2020
Newly announced premieres include "House of Ho" on December 10 and "Homeschool Musical Class of 2020" on December 17.

[11/25/20 - 06:33 AM]
FOX College Hoops Tips Off 2020-21 Season with Thanksgiving Week Feast
Gus Johnson, the most exciting voice in sports, returns as the network's lead play-by-play announcer, with former All-American and NBA veteran Jim Jackson and Emmy Award-winning broadcaster Bill Raftery serving as FOX Sports' lead game analysts.

[11/25/20 - 05:32 AM]
Successful Duo Brings New Danish Series "Chosen" to Netflix
"Chosen" is a coming-of-age sci-fi story about a young girl whose reality is suddenly turned upside down when everything she thought she knew turns out to be wrong, and she realises that the world is not as safe and blissful as she thought.

[11/24/20 - 11:25 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, November 24
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[11/24/20 - 12:07 PM]
Lifetime Announces Movie and Documentary Events for Winter 2021
Highlights include two all-new authorized biopics of Salt-N-Pepa and Wendy Williams.

[11/24/20 - 12:00 PM]
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The reunion show will be available to stream on CW Seed, The CW's streaming-only network, free and without subscription or log-in beginning tomorrow, Wednesday, November 25.

[11/24/20 - 11:33 AM]
Bundle Up with New Holiday Specials of Kids and Family Favorites "Looney Tunes Cartoons," "Esme & Roy," and "Sesame Street"
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