Update 1/18: There are a million reasons to celebrate the breakout success of Fox 2000’s Hidden Figures. The crowd-pleasing dramedy, about the under-heralded female African-American NASA mathematicians who helped put Americans into space, has earned $60 million in just 10 days of wide release and has topped the weekend box office charts two weeks in a row. It received strong reviews, excellent word of mouth and Oscar buzz. The only question is how far it will go. For more information, here is a detailed Forbes article.
Filmed in Georgia, “Hidden Figures” has released its trailer. The movie is scheduled for release on Christmas day.
The film shot scenes in Roswell, Marietta, Canton, the Lockheed Martin facility and other locations in Atlanta. Watch the trailer and see if you can spot any familiar backdrops!
“Hidden Figures” is 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.