|Featuring:||Taraji P. Henson … Katherine Johnson
Octavia Spencer … Dorothy Vaughan
Janelle Monáe … Mary Jackson
Kevin Costner … Al Harrison
Kirsten Dunst … Vivian Michael
Jim Parsons … Paul Stafford
Mahershala Ali … Jim Johnson
Aldis Hodge … Levi Jackson
Glen Powell … John Glenn
|Director:||Theodore Melfi (Ted Melfi)—“St. Vincent” (2014)|
|Distributor:||Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation|
“Meet the women you don’t know behind the mission you do.”
Here’s what the distributor says about their film: “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 galvanized the world. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big.
This film is an adaptation of the Margot Lee Shetterly book Hidden Figures: The Story of the African-American Women Who Helped Win the Space Race, published by HarperCollins.”
Genius has no race. Strength has no gender. Courage has no limit.
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