Coming soon to Disney+ is a strong feminist movie following the story of three brilliant women at NASA. Hidden Figures tells the story of Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer), and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe): the brains behind the operation launch of John Glenn into orbit who face the problems of rocket science and racism at the same time. This 2017 film blasts onto Disney+ September 2020.
Hidden Figures on Disney Plus
Hidden Figures was directed by Theodore Melfi, and is the touching true story of Katherine Johnson and her coworkers. Catch these historical ladies do amazing things on Friday, September 25th, 2020 right on your USA home television. Disney+ will be carrying the movie as more titles are added to the streaming platform courtesy of the merger with Fox.
“Three brilliant African-American women at NASA — — serve as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn (Glen Powell) into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence, turned around the Space Race and galvanized the world,” says the 20 Century Fox Youtube page. The extended trailer below is the original release.
Hidden Figures was a blockbuster hit, receiving over 71 various nominations and bringing home 28 different awards, including Art Directors Awards, BET awards, Casting Society of America awards, and Screen Actors Guild awards, among so many others.
History and film fans of all kinds were excited to hear that Hidden Figures is also being developed into a musical for Broadway. “According to the New York Times, Disney Theatrical Productions is currently working on a new musical adaptation of the popular 2016 film, Hidden Figures. Disney has apparently been exploring this idea since 2018 with one of its film critics, Elvis Mitchell, as the creative consultant.” While we wait for the musical to debut, you can watch Hidden Figures on Disney plus.
Leave us a comment about your love for either the real-life minds behind the Glenn launch or the historical drama tribute to Johnson, Vaughan, and Jackson.