Kerry Washington is heading to HBO!
It's been reported that the Scandal leading lady has signed on to star in and executive produce a TV movie for the premium cable network!
The 38-year-old actress will play Anita Hill, who famously testified against Clarence Thomas during his 1991 Supreme Court nomination hearings. Hill's testimony changed the way the entire country thought about sexual harassment!
Right on! We're sure Olivia Pope would gladly let Hill be one of her gladiators!
[ Related: EXCLUSIVE! The Cast Of Scandal Gush About Their AH-Mazing Fans & Dish On Who They Think Needs Olivia Pope's Help In Real Life! ]
The telepic, called Confirmation, is currently in development at HBO. The script will be penned by Oscar-nominated writer Susannah Grant, who also wrote Erin Brockovich – the Academy Award winning role for Julia Roberts!
We're so excited to see Kerry take on another kick-ass woman role!
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