Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monae will bring to life the story of Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughn and Mary Jackson, three incredible Black women you’ve probably never heard of before in ‘Hidden Figures.’ The trio of Black beauties were the brains behind one of NASA’s greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit.
Just saw the trailer for #HiddenFigures. Finally these women, these #computers, are getting recognized for the critical role they played in space exploration at #NASA. It's because of women like them that me, @joymariejohnson, @rhondalenai, @_sai_89 and countless other black women in #STEM can do what we do. These are the unsung heroes #Queens
We’ve never before seen Taraji P. Henson in a role like this. The “Empire” star transforms into Katherine Johnson– the brilliant mathematician of the group– bring out her subtle side. Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monae co-star as Dorothy Vaughn and Mary Jackson. Kevin Costner, who plays Al Harrison– head of NASA– rounds out the star-studded cast.
The Theodore Melfi directed film hits theaters January 13, 2017. Watch the trailer, below: