placeholder
August 15, 2016 at 04:22 PM EDT

Hidden Figures

type
Movie
genre
Drama
release date
01/06/17
runtime
127 minutes
performer
Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae
director
Theodore Melfi
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
PG

If the athletes competing in Rio weren’t enough to inspire you, the first trailer for Hidden Figures also debuted Sunday night during coverage of the Olympics.

The film centers on the real-life story of three African-American women working at NASA who helped launch astronaut John Glenn into orbit in 1962.

In the trailer, the women — Katherine G. Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer), and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe — are seen battling race and gender stereotypes even as they helped make history.

Hidden Figures was directed by Theodore Melfi (St. Vincent) and written by Allison Schroeder, who based the script on Hidden Figures: The African American Women Mathematicians Who Helped NASA and the United States Win the Space Race. The film also stars Kevin Costner Kirsten Dunst, Jim Parsons, Mahershala Ali, Aldis Hodge, and Glen Powell, with Pharrell Williams producing and contributing music to the soundtrack.

Hidden Figures will launch into theaters on Jan. 13. 

You May Like

Comments

EDIT POST