HBO's Clarence Thomas Movie Casts Greg Kinnear (as Biden), J-Hud, Others

HBO Confirmation Cast Greg Kinnear Joe Biden

HBO’s Confirmation has cast its Joe Biden, as well as three other key roles.

Greg Kinnear will play the current U.S. Vice President in the film about the 1991 controversy involving the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas, our sister site Deadline reports.

Wendell Pierce (Suits, The Wire) and Kerry Washington (Scandal) star as Thomas and Oklahoma law professor Anita Hill, who brought forth allegations of sexual harassment against Thomas. As chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Biden oversaw the hearings.

Filling out the cast are Empire‘s Jennifer Hudson (as witness Angela Wright), Boardwalk Empire‘s Jeffrey Wright (as Harvard Law professor Charles Ogletree) and The Americans‘ Alison Wright (as Thomas’ wife, attorney Virginia “Ginni” Thomas).

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  1. Hillary Rodham Clinton says:

    Hey, HBO… where’s my movie? It’s MY turn!

  2. The Kaibosh says:

    Well here’s a movie I don’t ever, EVER intend to watch. I state so unequivocally, uncategorically.

  3. HAP says:

    Just how many folks recall that Jennifer Hudson’s character made similar allegations as Anita Hill, but was never called to testify?

  4. PRANIE DYWANÓW NA WSKROŚ – to metoda polegająca na całkowitym przemoczeniu dywanu, jego runa
    i osnowy.

  5. B.T. says:

    Send them an email.

    • B.T. says:

      Why are stars like Jennifer Hudson and Connie Britton doing what can only amount to cameos in these biopics?

  6. Yo says:

    This is going to be one tricky movie to do. The most interesting character was probably Clarence Thomas’s wife. I have trouble watching movies of events I saw on the news. This is a little too current.

  7. Viv says:

    Man oh man! This cast is fantastic! I cannot wait for this movie! And I always marvel at how far Jennifer Hudson has come in her career after losing on a reality TV show. Way to go, girl…

  8. Drew says:

    Does anyone know if Kinnear is a method actor? Because if he *becomes* Biden, he might forget that he’s supposed to be Biden.

  9. jbj says:

    You know Biden is probably now bragging to his golf buddies that he is being portrayed by the same guy who played JFK.