First Trailer for ‘Hidden Figures’ Starring Taraji P. Henson

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20th Century Fox has released the first trailer for Hidden Figures during coverage of the Rio Summer Olympics.

Starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monáe, the latest drama from St. Vincent director Theodore Melfi tells the true story of a group of brilliant African-American women who worked with NASA in calculating the momentous launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit.

The screenplay is by Allison Schroeder, based on the novel by Margot Lee Shetterly. Also starring Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst, Jim Parsons, Mahershala Ali, Aldis Hodge, and Glen Powell, the film will be getting a wide release starting January 13th, 2017, with its Oscar qualifying run on December 25th.

Check out the first trailer below.

Looks good. Really hoping the film is as great as the trailer made it out to be.

Theodore Melfi's NASA Drama

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.