Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

Check out the above FIRST LOOK photo of Taraji P. Henson, Janelle Monae and Octavia Spencer in the forthcoming movie “Hidden Figures.” I spotted the picture of the ladies on the “Because of Them We Can” Facebook page.

As previously reported, “Hidden Figures” stars the trio as mathematicians Dorothy Vaughn, Mary Jackson and Katherine Johnson, who served as the brains behind America’s race against Russia to put a man in space. The women quickly rose the ranks of NASA and were known as “human computers.” Rounding out the cast is Kevin Costner Kirsten DunstMahershala Ali and my friend Maria Howell.

“Hidden Figures” is based on the upcoming book “Hidden Figures: The Story of the African-American Women Who Helped Win the Space Race” written by Margot Lee Shetterly and will be published this fall. The film is currently being shot in Atlanta, GA and arrives in theaters on January 13, 2017.

Check out the full picture below which features the cast their real life characters:

12936607_981906901859195_1099438090983728723_n-2Photo Credit: Facebook/Because of Them We Can