Los Angeles: Kerry Washington will play Anita Hill, who was thrust into the spotlight in 1991 when she accused US Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment, for an HBO biopic "Confirmation".
The movie is set to document the subsequent confirmation hearings and their indelible impact on modern culture and the workplace, reported People magazine.
The biopic will be written by Susannah Grant (Erin Brockovich). Washington will also executive produce the biopic. No word yet on who will play Thomas.
Hill has written two books, including her 1997 autobiography "Speaking Truth to Power". She was also the subject of a 2013 documentary called "Anita", which looked back on the confirmation hearings.