HBO has released its first look at
The "Scandal" fixer takes on a real-life D.C. controversy as Hill, the attorney who in 1991 accused
As Hill in the photo, the contemporary suit-clad actress stands at a podium bearing several microphones in what appears to be a heated press conference in the film.
The Golden Globe-nominated "Django Unchained" actress also serves as executive producer on the biopic and gave the image (and role) her stamp of approval on social media.
"Dear @HBO, Thank you for the profound opportunity of getting to inhabit Anita Hill and help tell this story! Yours Truly, K-Dub (aka super excited Exec Producer) #Confirmation," she captioned the snapshot on Instagram.
Wendell Pierce of "The Wire" and "Suits" plays Thomas and
Oscar-nominated "Erin Brockovich" screenwriter Susannah Grant wrote the script and breakout "Dope" director Rick Famuyiwa is helming the forthcoming project. No air date has been announced yet.