confirmation

Just days after Justice Clarence Thomas asked his first question in a decade during an oral argument before the Supreme Court, HBO rolled out its first full trailer for the film Confirmation.

The film takes a look at Thomas’ contentious hearings before the Senate during his run up to becoming a Supreme Court Justice. At the time, Thomas’ chances of assuming the bench were jeopardized by law professor Anita Hill’s bombshell accusation of sexual harassment. In Confirmation, Hill and Thomas square off and the highly charged drama plays out all over again.

In the HBO film, Scandal’s Kerry Washington assumes the role of Hill, while The Wire’s Wendell Pierce plays Justice Thomas. Jennifer Hudson, Jeffery Wright, and Greg Kinnear also star in Confirmation. 

The film premieres on HBO on April 16. Take a look at the first full trailer below.

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