Capitalizing on excellent early buzz for “Hidden Figures,” 20th Century Fox has released a new full-length trailer for the film.
“Hidden Figures” follows Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughn (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe), brilliant African-American mathematicians who were part of the NASA brain power behind the launch of astronaut John Glenn (Glen Powell) into orbit.
Glenn was the first American to orbit the earth and return safely, and the mission was considered a resounding success.
In addition, Kirsten Dunst (“Midnight Special”), Jim Parsons (“The Big Bang Theory”) and Kevin Costner also star in the film.
The film is based off of the Margot Lee Shetterly book “Hidden Figures: The Story of the African-American Women Who Helped Win the Space Race.” The book released in September of this year by HarperCollins.
Marisa Paiva and Elizabeth Gabler are overseeing for Fox 2000. Allison Schroeder adapted the screenplay for the film, which Theodore Melfi directed.
“Hidden Figures” is currently slated for a Jan. 6, 2017 release, but will also have a limited Christmas release.
Check out the new trailer for the film below.
Release: January 13, 2017
Director: Theodore Melfi
Screenplay by: Alison Schroeder and Theodore Melfi (writing credits not final), based on the book by Margot Lee Shetterly
Producers: Donna Gigliotti, Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping, Pharrell Williams, Theodore Melfi
Cast: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe, Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst, Jim Parsons, Mahershala Ali, Aldis Hodge, Glen Powell
HIDDEN FIGURES is the incredible untold 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.