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‘Hidden Figures‘ is the latest project for director Theodore Melfi (‘St. Vincent‘) that stars Taraji P. Henson (‘Person of Interest‘), Octavia Spencer (‘The Help‘), Janelle Monae (‘Rio 2‘), Kevin Costner (‘Dances With Wolves‘), Kirsten Dunst (‘Spider-Man‘), Jim Parsons (‘Big Bang Theory‘), Mahershala Ali (‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button‘), Aldis Hodge (‘Straight Outta Compton‘) and Glen Powell (‘The Expendables 3‘).
As the United States raced against Russia to put a man in space, NASA found untapped talent in a group of African-American female mathematicians that served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in U.S. history. Based on the unbelievably true life stories of three of these women, known as “human computers”, we follow these women as they quickly rose the ranks of NASA alongside many of history’s greatest minds specifically tasked with calculating the momentous launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, and guaranteeing his safe return. Dorothy Vaughn, Mary Jackson, and Katherine Johnson crossed all gender, race, and professional lines while their brilliance and desire to dream big, beyond anything ever accomplished before by the human race, firmly cemented them in U.S. history as true American heroes. Check out the trailer then head to the theaters December 25, 2016.