added: Wed, Nov 16th '16
Taraji P Henson stars alongside Octavia Spencer and R&B singer Janelle Monae in a brand-new trailer for the historical drama "Hidden Figures," which tells the untold true story of three pioneering African-American female mathematicians at NASA, who helped launch astronaut John Glenn into orbit during the height of the space race.
The film, which is based on Margot Lee Shetterly's best-selling non-fiction book, also stars Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst, Big Bang Theory's Jim Parsons and Everybody Wants Some's Glen Powell as John Glenn.
Produced by music producer/recording artist Pharrell Williams (who is also providing the film's original music) and co-written and directed by "St. Vincent" director Theodore Melfi, "Hidden Figures" will open nationwide on January 6.
The movie will also have a small Oscar-qualifying run on Christmas Day, as Taraji P Henson's performance is generating some early Oscar buzz.
HIDDEN FIGURES is the incredible untold story of Katherine G. Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monae) -- 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.
directed by Theodore Melfi
starring Octavia Spencer, Taraji P. Henson, Janelle Monae, Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst, Jim Parsons, Glen Powell, Mahershala Ali, Aldis Hodge
release date December 25, 2016 (Oscar-qualifying run), January 6, 2017 (nationwide)