20th Century Fox has released a new Hidden Figures trailer, featuring Taraji P. Henson (No Good Deed, “Empire”), Octavia Spencer (Fruitvale Station, Allegiant) and Janelle Monáe in a story about women you don’t know, behind the mission you do.
Hidden Figures is the incredible untold true story of Katherine G. Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe)—brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence, turned around the Space Race, and galvanized the world. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big.
The film, directed by Theodore Melfi (St. Vincent) from a screenplay he co-wrote with Allison Schroeder, co-stars Kevin Costner (3 Days to Kill, McFarland, USA), Kirsten Dunst (The Two Faces of January, Midnight Special), Jim Parsons (“The Big Bang Theory”), Mahershala Ali (“House of Cards,” Free State of Jones) Aldis Hodge (“Friday Night Lights,” Straight Outta Compton), and Glen Powell (Ride Along 2, “Scream Queens”).
Hidden Figures makes its way to theaters on January 6, 2017.