Janelle Monae Joins Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer in ‘Hidden Figures’
Janelle Monae has been cast alongside Taraji P. Henson and Octavia Spencer in Fox’s upcoming adaptation of “Hidden Figures: The Story of the African-American Women Who Helped Win the Space Race.” From TheWrap:
The story follows three African-American women who served as the brains behind NASA’s Friendship 7 mission, which saw astronaut John Glenn become the first American to orbit the Earth in February 1962.
Henson will play Katherine Johnson, Spencer will play Dorothy Vaughan and Monae will play the youngest member of the trio, Mary Jackson. Kevin Costner will co-star as the head of the space program.
‘Hidden Figures’ is currently scheduled for release January 17, 2017!