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Eric Stonestreet joins HBO’s Clarence Thomas-Anita Hill movie, ‘Confirmation’

Eric Stonestreet, left, gestures as he attends the Bloomberg Vanity Fair White House Correspondents' Association (WHCA) dinner afterparty in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Saturday, April 25, 2015.
Eric Stonestreet, left, gestures as he attends the Bloomberg Vanity Fair White House Correspondents' Association (WHCA) dinner afterparty in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Saturday, April 25, 2015. Bloomberg

“Modern Family” star and KCK native Eric Stonestreet has joined the cast of HBO’s movie, “Confirmation,” about Clarence Thomas’ controversial 1991 Supreme Court nomination.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Stonestreet will portray Washington insider and lobbyist Kenneth Duberstein, assigned by President George Bush to get Thomas appointed to the high court.

The cast already includes Kerry Washington (“Scandal”) as Anita Hill, who famously accused Thomas of sexual misconduct, and Wendell Pierce (“Treme” and “The Odd Couple”) as Thomas. Washington is also an executive producer.

Mandy Patinkin portrayed Duberstein in the 1999 TV movie “Strange Justice” about the Thomas hearings.

THR reports that Stonestreet’s schedule was freed up when the movie he was set to work on, “The Deep Blue Good-by” with Christian Bale, was halted after Bale injured his knee. Filming in Florida and Puerto Rico was supposed to start this month.

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