Taraji P Henson and more make history in the new Hidden Figures trailer

Hidden Figures

by James White |
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Space race (and race relations) drama Hidden Figures has been drawing plenty of notice as a potential awards contender. Now the latest trailer for the movie has arrived.

Referring not only to people that the history books have a tendency to sidestep, but also to the many calculations required to send people in space, Hidden Figures chronicles Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), the brilliant mathematician who worked with Dorothy Vaughn (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe) as some of the main brains behind John Glenn's first trip into space and back in 1962. People remember his being the first American orbit of the Earth, now we'll properly learn who helped get him there. Kevin Costner, meanwhile, is the boss of the space programme.

Ted Melfi's the director here, with writer Allison Schroeder adapting Margot Lee Shetterly's book Hidden Figures: The Story Of The African-American Women Who Helped Win The Space Race. Kirsten Dunst, Mahershala Ali and Jim Parsons (hold the Big Bang Theory jokes, please) are also all in the cast. The film will land in UK cinemas on 24 February.

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