As if the Olympics hasn’t given us enough, more #blackgirlmagic is coming to our movie screen.
20th Century Fox released the first trailer for the upcoming ” Hidden Figures” this past weekend during the Rio Summer Olympics coverage.
The film centers around three “brilliant African-American women” who worked at NASA and served as the brains behind one of the greatest space projects in history- the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit in 1962.
Taraji P. Henson plays the heroine Katherine G. Johnson, Octavia Spencer portrays Dorothy Vaughn ( who is also NASA’s first black engineer) and Janelle Monae is Mary Jackson. All three women spearheaded a group of mathematicians at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va. Other stars include Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst and Jim Parsons.
Hidden Figures premieres in theaters on January 13, 2017.
Check out the trailer below:
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