‘Hidden Figures’ Trailer Reveals Inspiring Truth Behind 1960s NASA

Hidden Figures Trailer (Photo: YouTube/20th Century Fox)

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20th Century Fox has unveiled the first trailer for the inspiring new film “Hidden Figures.” You can check out the footage below.

“Hidden Figures” focuses on the true and untold story of three brilliant African American women — Katherine G. Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughn (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monae) — working for NASA in the 1960s. Together, the trio formed the backbone of one of the most impressive space exploration missions in history with the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit in 1962. However, the three did not receive the recognition and credit they deserved due to tense race relations in the United States at the time.

Despite their intelligence, the three women faced constant scrutiny and racism as they made their way through the scientific field at the time.

“Hidden Figures” boasts an accomplished cast. Henson was nominated for an Academy Award for her work in 2009’s “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.” She has also won a Golden Globe for “Empire” and been nominated for two Primetime Emmys. Spencer won an Oscar for her turn in 2011’s “The Help,” while Monae is one of the top female musical artists in the business right now.

Beyond the film’s three headliners, Fox has put together a talented cast that includes Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst, Jim Parsons, Mahershala Ali, Aldis Hodge and Glen Powell.

“Hidden Figures” is scheduled to arrive in theaters on Jan. 13, 2017.