Watch the first trailer for Hidden Figures, a film about the incredible untold story of Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughn (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe).
Hidden Figures highlights the stories of three of these women — Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson — who worked for NASA. Notable among the three is Johnson, a brilliant mathematician who did some crucial number crunching for NASA’s earliest programs. Johnson, played by Taraji P. Henson in the film, is known for calculating the trajectory for the flight of Alan Shepard, the first American in space
Hidden Figures also stars Kevin Costner as Al Harrison (director of the NASA Space Program), Kirsten Dunst as Vivian Michael, Jim Parsons as Paul Strafford, and Mahershala Ali as Jim Johnson.