Posted by | Ray Cornelius
Check out the official trailer for upcoming space drama “Hidden Figures” starring Janelle Monáe, Taraji P. Henson and Octavia Spencer.
The film 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 Dunst, Mahershala Ali, “Underground” star Aldis Hodge, “Saints & Sinners” actress Maria Howell and “Greenleaf” actress Karan Kendrick.
“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 was shot in various location around Atlanta, GA including the historic Morehouse College and arrives in theaters on January 13, 2017.