Zoe Lister-Jones will be taking over the role of Harriet Grant, who was chief counsel for Joe Biden’s Judiciary Nominations Unit and interviewed Anita Hill during the senate hearings for Clarence Thomas’ Supreme Court nomination. The role, originally offered to Cobie Smulders, is being recast due to Smulders having broken a leg.
Confirmation will deal with the 1991 Supreme Court nominaton and center around Anita Hill’s sexual harassment accusations, which rocked the political world and contributed to the closest vote ever for a Supreme Court nominee. Rick Famuyiwa is directing Susannah Grant’s script.
The news was first reported by Deadline.
Lance Boyle | Contributing Writer