The first trailer has surfaced for the upcoming film “Hidden Figures,” starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monae in the true story of the brilliant African-American women who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit in 1962.
The trailer, which debuted Sunday during coverage of the Rio Summer Olympics, shows how Katherine G. Johnson (Henson), Dorothy Vaughn (Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Monáe) fought stereotypes and defied expectations even as they made history.
The cast also includes Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst, Jim Parsons, Mahershala Ali, Aldis Hodge and Glen Powell. Allison Schroeder and Theodore Melfi penned the screenplay, with Melfi directing.
20th Century Fox will release the film in theaters on Jan. 13.
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