There’s a new trailer for director Theodore Melfi’s forthcoming film Hidden Figures out today, and it looks just wonderful.
Telling the story of the crucial role of three African-American woman who worked at NASA in the late Sixties and who were essential to the success of launching the Apollo 11 mission.
The story is one well worth telling, and there is clearly much to be made of the struggle in the race to the moon, with the emphasis heavily on race, as well as a healthy dose of gender politics in the mix.
Taraji P Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monae lead the film, which has Kirsten Dunst, Jim Parsons and JFK-era Kevin Costner in support.
Take a look,
HIDDEN FIGURES is the incredible untold story of Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughn (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe)—brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence, turned around the Space Race, and galvanised the world. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big.
Here’s your trailer,
You can find out more about the true story behind the film below, the film is out on the 24th of February next year.