First Trailer for 'Hidden Figures' About the Women Working at NASA

August 15, 2016
Source: YouTube

Hidden Figures Trailer

"It's not because we wear skirts, it's because we wear glasses." Fox has released a trailer for a film called Hidden Figures, directed by Theodore (Ted) Melfi, a drama about the many African-American women who worked at NASA. The story focuses specifically on three of them, known as "human computers", who helped worked with NASA in calculating the momentous launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit (in 1962), and guaranteeing his safe return. The ensemble cast includes Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe, Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst, Jim Parsons, Mahershala Ali, Aldis Hodge, and Glen Powell, among others. This actually looks pretty damn good, more than anything it's great to see this story about these wonderful women shown on the big screen with so much attention to detail. Take a look.

Here's the first official trailer for Theodore Melfi's Hidden Figures, direct from Fox's YouTube:

Hidden Figures Movie

Hidden Figures Poster

Hidden Figures tells the incredible untold story of Katherine G. Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (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. Hidden Figures is directed by producer-filmmaker Theodore Melfi, of St. Vincent and a few shorts previously. The screenplay is by Allison Schroeder and Theodore Melfi, based on the book by Margot Lee Shetterly. Fox will release Hidden Figures in theaters on January 13th, 2017.

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"It's not because we wear skirts, it's because we wear glasses." Not one lady in that picture has a pair of glasses :o)

LV 426 on Aug 15, 2016


wtf ? the main actress does... Taraji P. Henson

Tester on Aug 15, 2016


Think you need glasses;o) no glasses in the top picture just ID cards it looks like.

LV 426 on Aug 15, 2016


Not everyone who wears glasses wears them 24/7. Many wear them only when needed to read or see in the distance.

VAharleywitch on Aug 17, 2016


Must have been weird for them working at NASA with all those ex-Nazi's hanging about. Looks like a fun film though.

Carpola on Aug 15, 2016



Trey on Aug 15, 2016


This looks very good. Rings similar to THE HELP.

DAVIDPD on Aug 15, 2016

8's been at least 48 hours since we've focused on a minority...I was afraid this whole diversity obsession was finally being ditched.

Bob on Aug 15, 2016


Revisionist? Isn't this a true story? Don't think there's any revision here, just the truth coming out... But okay.

Alex Billington on Aug 15, 2016


No, I'm not referring to that part of his comment. I'm referring to this particular movie. It's based on a book, it's a true story, it's not revisionist -> "The phenomenal true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA whose calculations helped fuel some of America’s greatest achievements in space."

Alex Billington on Aug 15, 2016


These women played a minor role. Not worthy of a movie. I'd rather see a story about the people who make the revolutionary leap. Not role players.

Bob on Aug 15, 2016


"we've focused"? Who are "we"? Or "you" for that matter..? The issue of race, gender, nationality and other specific differences would not be a problem if that problem was not made and produced by "we" and "you". Shame on you, you miserable man ...

shiboleth on Aug 15, 2016


political correctness does make me miserable

Bob on Aug 15, 2016


How can it be racist when I'm black? LOL

Bob on Aug 15, 2016


Now that looks good.

Lar Rackell on Aug 15, 2016


A lot of people were inventors, scientists and what not. And a lot of them were not white people. And if you add a female gender to it, you also have a lot of very inspiring human beings there. I am usually not in historic films, but I totally support this kind of story ...

shiboleth on Aug 15, 2016


Love these women...Janelle Monae is super talented, and I knew with those looks it wouldn't be long before she was in the movies. Everything looks good about this movie...except the music. I know we've heard all the classics from that period to death, but at least it's relevant...the music in the trailer was very out of place and jarring.

kitano0 on Aug 15, 2016


Yep, gonna take my daughter to this one.

SacLA on Aug 17, 2016

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