New Emphasis on Race and Gender in Final ‘Hidden Figures’ Trailer
20th Century Fox has revealed a new Hidden Figures trailer. Starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe, the Oscar-buzzy film tells the true story of three brilliant African-American mathematicians who worked at NASA during the mission to launch John Glenn into orbit.
Based on the book by Margot Lee Shetterly, the film is directed by Theodore Melfi from a screenplay co-written by Melfi and Allison Schroeder. Also starring Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst, Jim Parsons, Mahershala Ali, Aldis Hodge and Glen Powell, Hidden Figures will hit select theaters Christmas Day, and everywhere January 6, 2017. It features new music by Pharrell, Monáe, Alicia Keyes, Mary J. Blige, Kim Burrell and more.
Check out the final theatrical trailer below.
Yeah, these real-life women deserve recognition. Looking forward to this one.
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.