Oscar award winner, Octavia Spencer will star opposite Globe Award winner Taraji P. Henson in Hidden Figures, a period race drama being directed by Ted Melfi.
The Fox 2000 project tells the true story of a group of black women whose brilliance in math helped NASA find its early success with its space missions.
Spencer, who won an Oscar for her performance in The Help, and Henson who stars in Fox’s Empire , are playing mathematicians who must deal with racial and gender discrimination.
Fox has set the release date for January 13, 2017, to coincide with the Martin Luther King holiday weekend.
The film is an adaptation of Margot Lee Shetterly‘s book of the same name, and it is written by Allison Schroeder.