The upcoming biopic Hidden Figures about NASA scientists is set to be released on Christmas Day. Fox announced that there will be limited screenings of the film on Christmas Day, Dec. 25 in theaters across the country and will follow with a wide official release on Jan.6 2017. Originally, the film was set to be released on January 17.
Hidden Figures stars Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monae that will tell the story of Katherine Johnson, space scientist Dorothy Vaughan, and mathematician Mary Jackson. The untold story of three African American women that assisted in the start of America’s space program during the 1960s. Pharrell Williams serves as one of the producers of the film and connected with the story, since the movie takes place in his hometown Hampton Roads, Virginia.
“After my producing partner Mimi Valdés and I heard about this project, we basically begged the producers and studio to allow us to participate,” he told Variety. “This is an extraordinary story about black women with genius mathematical minds who contributed to American history. It takes place in Virginia, my home state, and at NASA, a place I’ve been obsessed with since childhood.”
Also, Pharrell will be producing the film’s soundtrack. In addition, Fox decided to release the Bryan Cranston and James Franco comedy Why Him? on Dec. 23 to make room for release of Hidden Figures on Christmas. Check out the trailer below.