Deadline is reporting that actor Wendell Pierce, who has starred in “The Wire,” Treme” and “The Odd Couple,” will portray controversial Supreme Court justice Clarence Thomas in HBO’s upcoming “Confirmation.” 

Pierce will appear alongside Kerry Washington who will depict Anita Hill. “Confirmation” will be based on the infamous 1991 Supreme Court hearings that brought sexual harassment, gender equality and victim rights to the forefront of a nationwide discussion.

“Dope” director Rick Famuyiwa will direct the TV movie and Washington is set to executive produce it. Production will begin early this summer.