Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Hidden Figures Trailer Highlights Humor and Competence

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20th Century Fox just released a new trailer for its upcoming movie Hidden Figures. The film, set for limited December 25, 2016, release, is based on the true story of Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson – three highly competent African American women who, in 1961, were hired by NASA to assist on the successful launching of astronaut John Glenn into space.

The trio, played by Taraji P. Hensen, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monáe, are shown facing severe scrutiny being women of color in a heavily white boys club. The trailer not only displays some of the movie’s more lighthearted moments as the characters joke about their situation, but also its seriousness when our protagonists need to constantly assert themselves to be taken seriously despite their tested geniuses.

Three n**** women are chasing a white police officer down the highway in 1961. That is a God ordained miracle! – Mary Jackson

The movie is heavily buzzed to be a serious contender for the upcoming awards season which would break the Academy Award’s streak of nominating all white actors for its four main categories. Besides Hensen, Spencer, and Monáe, Hidden Figures also stars Kirsten Dunst, Kevin Costner, Jim Parsons, and Mahershala Ali.

You can check out the trailer below and let us know what you think! Hidden Figures opens in wide release on January 6, 2017. 

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