Empire star Taraji P. Henson has signed on to star in Fox 2000’s Hidden Figures.
The film, which will be directed by Ted Melfi, tells the story of a group of black women who provided NASA with important mathematical data needed to launch the program’s first successful space missions.
Fox has set the day of release for Jan. 13, 2017, to coincide with the Martin Luther King holiday weekend.
Allison Schroeder adapted the screenplay, which is based on Margot Lee Shetterly’s book of the same name while Chernin Entertainment with Donna Gigliotti (Silver Linings Playbook) is producing.
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