During this year's Olympics, 20th Century Fox debuted the first trailer for their upcoming film, Hidden Figures. The movie is based on the incredible untold true story of the brilliant African-American women working at NASA. They served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit. 20th Century Fox has also released the first poster for their upcoming film, which is sure to be an Oscar contender.
Hidden Figures stars an epic ensemble of award-wrothy talent including Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer & Janelle Monáe. In theaters this January is the incredible untold story of Katherine G. Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe). These brilliant African-American women worked at NASA. And they helped guide a stunning achievement that restored the nation's confidence. Their work turned around the Space Race, and galvanized the world. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big.
Hidden Figures was directed by Theodore Melfi. After helming a number of successful short films, Melfi made his directorial debut with the drama St. Vincent, which starred Bill Murray, Melissa McCarthy, Naomi Watts and Chris O'Dowd. He has also produced a number of indie dramas including Game of Life and Bed & Breakfast.
Theodore Melfi co-wrote the Hidden Figures screenplay alongside Alison Schroeder, whose most notable work to date is the direct-to-video sequel Mean Girls 2. The movie is based on the book by Margot Lee Shetterly. Producers include Donna Gigliotti, Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping, Pharrell Williams, and Theodore Melfi. Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst, Jim Parsons, Mahershala Ali, Aldis Hodge, and Glen Powell round out the cast.
Hidden Figures will debut in theaters January 13, 2017. It will be going up against Ben Affleck's latest directorial effort Live By Night as well as Paramount Pictures' family Sci-fi comedy adventure Monster Trucks. Mark Walhberg's Patriots' Day, about the Boston Bombings, will go wide after a limited run during the Christmas season. Paramount also currently has the Friday the 13th remake scheduled to open on this date, in what is certainly a crowded market place. But we expect that slasher thriller is getting moved to October 13. Check out the first trailer and poster for Hidden Figures.