[VIDEO]: First Look! ‘Hidden Figures’ (@HiddenFigures) Starring Taraji P. Henson (@TherealTaraji), Octavia Spencer (@octaviaspencer) & Janelle Monáe (@JanelleMonae)!

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The first trailer for new 20th Century FOX film Hidden Figures has been released!

Hidden Figures is based on a true untold story of Katherine G. Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe), who are three incredibly intelligent and talented African American women who managed to land jobs at NASA back in the 1960’s when they were often discriminated against for both their race and gender.

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First Poster for Hidden Figures

Katherine, Dorothy and Mary end up being the brains behind what would be one of the biggest operations in history and a monumental moment for NASA, which was the launch of astronaut John Glenn into the orbit. This was an incredible achievement not only for NASA, who at the time was still getting established, but also for the entire nation who gained confidence in itself and the federal agency. These three women broke every barrier that was up against them and helped make history!

 ‘The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big.’

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Hidden Figures is directed by Theodore Melfi and is produced by Donna Gigliotti, Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping, and guess who else? Musical genius, Pharrell Williams! Pharrell will be over all of the music elements of the film and will create all of the songs on the soundtrack.

Pharrell Williams

After my producing partner Mimi Valdés and I heard about this project, we basically begged the producers and studio to allow us to participate,” Williams said in a statement. “This is an extraordinary story about black women with genius mathematical minds who contributed to American history. It takes place in Virginia, my home state, and at NASA, a place I’ve been obsessed with since childhood.

The motion picture’s screenplay is by Allison Schroeder and Theodore Melfi, based on the book by Margot Lee Shetterly.

Kirsten Dunst, Jim Parsons, Mahershala Ali, Aldis Hodge, Glen Powell and Kevin Costner will also star in Hidden Figures, that will be released on Jan. 13, 2017!

Check out the first official trailer below!

 

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SITE: HiddenFiguresMovie.com

FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/HiddenFigures

TWITTER: www.twitter.com/HiddenFigures

INSTAGRAM: www.instagram.com/hiddenfiguresmovie/

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