Watch the trailer below.
Starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monáe, Hidden Figures tells the true story of mathematicians and scientists Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson, African American women who worked for NASA during its formative years and whose work was crucial to the success of the agency’s Mercury and Apollo missions. Johnson in particular calculated the trajectories for Project Mercury and for the 1969 Apollo 11 moon landing, and all three were instrumental in advancing computer science in the United States. The first trailer has just been released, which you can watch above.
Allison Schroeder and Theodore Melfi wrote the screenplay, with Melfi directing. The movie hits theaters Jan. 13.