Black Girls CODE Interviews HIDDEN FIGURES Cast
HIDDEN FIGURES is 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 was 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.
In Theaters – January 6, 2017, HIDDEN FIGURES is directed by Theodore Melfi. The Screenplay is by: Allison Schroeder and Theodore Melfi (writing credits not final), based on the book by Margot Lee Shetterly. The Producers are Donna Gigliotti, Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping, Pharrell Williams, Theodore Melfi.
THE OUTSTANDING CAST: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe, Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst, Jim Parsons, Mahershala Ali, Aldis Hodge, Glen Powell & Kimberly Quinn.
20th Century Fox and Black Girls CODE have partnered to create FutureKatherineJohnsons.com, a website built by the next generation of young women poised to make a difference in our world the same way that Katherine, Dorothy and Mary have in the upcoming film, HIDDEN FIGURES.
Founded in 2011, Black Girls CODE is a not-for-profit organization focused on introducing girls from underrepresented communities ages 7 to 17 to the field of technology. Their mission is to increase the women of color in the digital space and diversify the tech industry.
We’re so proud to partner with 20th Century Fox and have our girls participate in the FutureKatherineJohnsons.com website … states Black Girls CODE founder Kimberly Bryant… Building a tech future for young women of color across the country not only depends on the work of partners like 20th Century Fox, but it also relies on these girls learning the history of the great trailblazers like Katherine, Dorothy and Mary who came before them and paved the way. By seeing the story of these great women of NASA on the big screen, our girls can see themselves as the future tech leaders and innovators of today and tomorrow.”
Watch 15-year old Giovanna from Black Girls CODE interview the stars of HIDDEN FIGURES:
Watch the Teaser Trailer: HIDDEN FIGURES