Must See: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monae Star In ‘Hidden Figures’ About NASA’s Black Female Scientists

Posted August 15, 2016

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We’ve heard chatter about the upcoming film ‘Hidden Figures‘ for quite some time, but now we have an official trailer for the film and I am so ready for it.

The film stars Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monae as they take on the roles of Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson, three African American scientists who worked for NASA during its formative years.  The work of the three ladies was instrumental to the success of the NASA’s Mercury and Apollo missions. Via Deadline:

Directed by Theodore Melfi from a script he co-wrote with Allison Schroeder and Theodore Melfi, Hidden Figures is based on the nonfiction book by Margot Lee Shetterly. The story focuses on the work and challenges behind the successful spaceflight of astronaut John Glenn, who became the first American to orbit the Earth in 1962. The film will be the first time the contributions of African American scientists to that effort have been the focus of story about the space race on film. Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst, Jim Parsons, Mahershala Ali, Aldis Hodge, and Glen Powell also star. 

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