Hidden Figures is based on a true story about a team of African-American women who provided NASA with important mathematical data to launch America’s first successful space missions.
Hidden Figures stars Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monáe the three main female characters, based on real women: Dorothy Vaughn, Mary Jackson, and Katherine Johnson. Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst, Jim Parsons, Mahershala Ali and many others make up the large cast.
The film will be released in theaters on January 13, 2017. That’s beyond the cut-off date for consideration in the 2016 Oscar race, which is a shame. It looks like the performances in the film will be outstanding. *ADDENDUM* 11/16/2016 According to an article at Women and Hollywood, “Fox is giving the film a qualifying run with a limited release on December 25. The wide release has also moved up a week to January 6.” That means potential awards noms for the three lead women!
Another trailer was released on 11/16/2016, when the change to the release date was announced.
For information about the background of this film, see I’m Excited About the Cast of Hidden Figures.