Taraji P. Henson is ready to remind the world of her strong acting skills in her new role as a space scientist in the upcoming film “Hidden Figures”.
The film which hits theaters on January 13th, 2017, tells the true story of Katherine Johnson, the African-American physicist and mathematician who calculated the trajectory for Project Mercury and later Apollo 11’s 1969 flight to the moon.
In the trailer, Johnson, along with her colleagues Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monae), work to discover the calculations that helped the first American astronaut make a complete orbit around Earth.
The trailer gives the first look at the three legendary Black women who overcame adversity and discrimination to ultimately change the course of history and set America’s lead in the race for outer space innovation.
Also starring in the film are Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst and Jim Parsons with Monáe making her big-screen debut.