Taraji P.Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monáe lead an all-star cast in Hidden Figures, based on the untold true story of three African-American women who were instrumental in helping NASA with one the greatest space operations in history.
The movie can’t get here any sooner as we as a country need something to inspirational right now as we are still trying to wrap our minds around our 2016 Presidential Election results.
The film shines a tremendous spotlight on Katherine G. Johnson (Taraji P.Henson) a brilliant mathematician, Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe) and their important roles in helping the U.S. launch astronaut John Glenn into orbit.
The inspiring tale directed by Theodore Melfi also stars Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst, Aldis Hodge, Mahershala Ali, Ariana Neal, Maria Howell, Jaiden Kaine, Wilbur Fitzgerald, Scott Michael Morgan,Lidya Jewett, Alkoya Brunson, Saniyaa Sidney.
The film also boasts an impressive score led by Pharrell Williams whom also produced the film alongside Hans Zimmer (The Dark Knight) and Benjamin Wallfisch(12 Years A Slave). You can also now pre-order the film’s soundtrack here and it features new music from Pharrell, Janelle Monáe, Alicia Keys, Mary J. Blige, Kim Burrell and more.
You can also catch the Facebook Live listening party for the Hidden Figures with Pharrell and Janelle Monáe tonight 6:30 pm PT/9:30 pm ET on the official Hidden Figures Facebook page.
Hidden Figures is in select theaters Christmas Day, and opens nationwide January 6th, 2017!
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