Hidden Figures is the incredible untold story of three African-American NASA female employees who were instrumental in helping America dominate the Space Race against the Soviet Union in the 1960s.
A film highlights the true stories of Katherine G. Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe)— who all worked for NASA when the agency was just getting underway.
Notable among the three is Johnson, the brilliant mathematician who calculated the trajectory for Project Mercury and later Apollo 11’s historic 1969 mission to the moon. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire future generations.
Hidden Figures, which also stars Kevin Costner and Kirsten Dunst, will be released in US theatres on 13 January.
Directed by Theodore Melfi, the film is based on a book by Margot Lee Shetterly. Check out the first official trailer for the film here!