“Empire” star Taraji P. Henson has signed on to join Ted Melfi’s “Hidden Figures” at Fox 2000 and Chernin Entertainment.
The story follows a group of black women who provided NASA with important mathematical data needed to launch their space shuttle program’s first successful missions. Allison Schroeder adapted the screenplay based on Margot Lee Shetterly’s novel.
The film is slated to open on the next Martin Luther King holiday weekend – January 13th 2017. Donna Gigliottiis is producing.