A ‘Hidden Figures’ television works is in development thanks to Nat Geo.
According to Deadline, the Oscar-nominated film is in its early stages. Chernin Entertainment’s Peter Chernin and Jenno Topping, executive producers of the film alongside Nat Geo.
The film tells the untold true story of three brilliant African American mathematicians who worked at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) during the Space Race.
Based on Margot Lee Shetterly’s book Hidden Figures: The Story of the African-American Women Who Helped Win the Space Race, the film stars Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monáe as Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson, respectively, who performed work that was crucial to American success in the space race and most impactfully, in the successful 1969 Apollo moon landing. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big. Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst, Jim Parsons, Mahershala Ali, Aldis Hodge, Glen Powell & Kimberly Quinn also star.
‘Hidden Figures’ was nominated for three Oscars (Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Supporting Actress for Spencer), and two Golden Globes (Best Supporting Actress for Spencer and Best Original Score). The film also the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.