AceShowbiz - 20th Century Fox has released the first trailer for "Hidden Figures" for fans' viewing pleasure. The video, which debuted during Rio Olympics on NBC on Sunday night, August 14, features three brilliant African-American women working at NASA, including Katherine G. Johnson (%cTaraji P. Henson%), Dorothy Vaughan (%cOctavia Spencer%) and Mary Jackson (%cJanelle Monae%).
The video shows the trio battling stereotypes and defying expectations even as they make history. %cKirsten Dunst%'s Vivian Michael can be seen telling Johnson not to "embarrass" her after Vaughan recommends Johnson to be in NASA. Another scene shows Johnson speaking to a possible suitor about her doing heavy duty computer work, saying that "it's not because we wear a skirt, but because we wear glasses."
Based on a non-fiction book of the same name by Margot Lee Shetterly, the upcoming film centers on the untold story of three African-American women who provide NASA with important mathematical data needed to launch the program's first successful space missions, the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit in 1962.
The cast members also include %cKevin Costner%, %cMahershalalhashbaz Ali%, %cJim Parsons%, %cAldis Hodge% and %cGlen Powell%. Directed by Theodore Melfi from a script she co-wrote with Allison Schroeder, "Hidden Figures" is scheduled to be released on January 13, 2017 in U.S. theaters.