At the Critics’ Choice Awards this past weekend, we had the privilege of speaking to the screenwriter for Hidden Figures, Allison Schroeder. The film stars Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monáe as three African-American women who changed history at NASA. Here’s the official synopsis:
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, 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.
Check out the interview with host Sabina Ibarra and the trailer below and let us know what you think! Hidden Figures will hit theaters on Christmas day!