Hidden Figures is an upcoming 2016 American biographical drama film directed by Theodore Melfi from a screenplay co-written with Allison Schroeder, based on the nonfiction book of the same name by Margot Lee Shetterly. The film stars Taraji P. Henson as Katherine Johnson, the African American physicist, space scientist, and mathematician who calculated flight trajectories for Project Mercury and the 1969 Apollo 11 flight to the Moon. The film also features Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe, Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst, and Jim Parsons.
Figuras Ocultas, Estrelas além do tempo, é um filme americano de drama e biografia de 2.016, dirigido por Theodore Melfi a partir de um roteiro co-escrito com Allison Schroeder, baseado no livro de não-ficção do mesmo nome de Margot Lee Shetterly. O filme é estrelado por Taraji P. Henson como Katherine Johnson, uma cientista de física, ciência espacial e matemática que calculou as trajetórias de voo para o Projeto Mercury e o vôo da Apollo 11 para a Lua em 1.969. O filme também é estrelado por Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe, Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst e Jim Parsons.
Principal photography began in early March 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. The film will be released on December 25, 2016, by Fox 2000 Pictures.
A fotografia principal começou no início de março de 2016 em Atlanta e Georgia. O filme será lançado em 25 de dezembro de 2016, pela Fox 2000 Pictures.
Synopsis - Sinopse
The film recounts the story of the African-American mathematician Katherine Johnson and her two colleagues, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson, who, while working in the segregated West Area Computers division of Langley Research Center, helped NASA catch up in the Space Race. Using their calculations, John Glenn became the first American astronaut to make a complete orbit of the Earth.
O filme reconta a história da cientista afro-americana Katherine Johnson e suas colegas, Dorothy Vaughan e Mary Jackson, que, enquanto trabalhava na segregada divisão da Área Oeste de Computadores da Langley Research Center, ajudaram a NASA na corrida espacial. Usando seus cálculos, John Glenn se tornou o primeiro astronauta americano a fazer uma órbita completa da Terra.
Cast - Elenco
Taraji P. Henson as Katherine Johnson, a mathematics genius
Octavia Spencer as Dorothy Vaughan
Janelle Monáe as Mary Jackson
Kevin Costner as Al Harrison, director of the Space Task Group
Kirsten Dunst as Vivian Jackson
Jim Parsons as Paul Stafford
Glen Powell as John Glenn
Mahershala Ali as Jim Johnson
Karan Kendrick as Joylette Coleman, Katherine's mother
Rhoda Griffis as White Librarian
Maria Howell as Ms. Summer
Aldis Hodge as Levi Jackson
Paige Nicollette as Eunice Smith
Gary Weeks as Reporter of Press Conference
Saniyya Sidney as Constance Johnson
On July 9, 2015, it was announced that producer Donna Gigliotti acquired Margot Lee Shetterly's nonfiction book Hidden Figures about a group of black female mathematicians who helped NASA win the Space Race by providing mathematical computations for the launch of John Glenn and his fellow astronauts into space. Allison Schroeder wrote the script, which was developed by Gigliotti through Levantine Films, and which also would produce the film along with Peter Chernin's Chernin Entertainment. Fox 2000 Pictures acquired the film rights, while Theodore Melfi signed on to direct it. Since the film's development was announced, various actresses were considered to play the black female roles, including Oprah Winfrey, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, and Taraji P. Henson.
On February 10, 2016, Fox hired Henson to play the lead role of mathematician Katherine Johnson, while producers on the film would be Chernin and Jenno Topping, along with Gigliotti and Melfi. On February 17, Spencer came on board to play Dorothy Vaughan, one of the three lead mathematicians. On March 1, 2016, Kevin Costner was cast in the film to play the head of the space program, and following him, singer Janelle Monáe signed on to play the third lead mathematician, Mary Jackson. Later the same month, Kirsten Dunst, Glen Powell, and Mahershala Ali were cast in the film, where Powell would play astronaut John Glenn, and Ali as Johnson's love interest, with the other two for unspecified roles. On April 1, 2016, Jim Parsons was cast in the film to play the head engineer at the Space Task Group at NASA, Paul Stafford. In April 2016, Pharrell Williams came on board as a producer on the film. He also would write original songs and would handle music department and soundtrack of the film.
Principal photography on the film began in early March 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. Filming also took place at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics at Dobbins Air Reserve Base.
The film is scheduled for a limited release on December 25, 2016, before a wide opening release on January 6, 2017.
Directed by Theodore Melfi
Based on Hidden Figures
De Margot Lee Shetterly
Taraji P. Henson
Cinematography - Mandy Walker
Edited by Peter Teschner
Fox 2000 Pictures
Distributed por 20th Century Fox
Release dates - Data de estréia
December 25, 2016 (United States)
25 de Dezembro de 2.016
Running time - Tempo de duração
Country United States
País - EUA
Language - English
Língua - Inglês
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