Hidden Figures Featurette Goes Behind the Numbers
20th Century Fox's Hidden Figures exposes at a little known piece of American history; the black female NASA mathematicians who were critical to lauching astronaut John Glenn into space. Director Theodore Melfi's film follows the exploits of Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe) as they penetrate the all male, all white world of NASA to help America's space program get John Glenn (Glen Powell) become the first American astronaut to make a complete orbit of the Earth. This new featurette goes behind-the-scenes to give you a taste of how the film was made, and why this story was so important for them to tell.
Based on the book of the same name by Margot Lee Shetterly, the film also stars Kevin Costner Al Harrison, director of the Space Task Group, Kirsten Dunst and Jim Parsons. Pharrell Williams is not only producing, but also writing original songs and handling the music department and soundtrack of the film. ,
The film is scheduled to be released in a limited release December 25, 2016, before opening wide on January 6, 2017