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HBO says “Scandal” star Kerry Washington, no stranger to Beltway intrigue, will play Anita Hill in a film about Clarence Thomas’ 1991 Supreme Court confirmation hearings.

Anita Hill in 1991. | AP

Anita Hill in 1991. | AP

The film will be titled “Confirmation,” and Washington is also among its executive producers.

Hill’s sexual harassment allegations against Thomas put the issue at the center of a fierce national debate. Hill became a hero and a target, while Thomas was confirmed as an associate justice.

Last year saw the release of “Anita,” a documentary by the Oscar-winning filmmaker Freida Mock about the Brandeis University law professor.

HBO didn’t give other casting details or an airdate for “Confirmation” in its announcement Thursday.