Three Black women mathematicians at NASA fight for their place at the table in the new trailer for Hidden Figures.
The film stars Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monae who portray the little known women who charted the course that launched John Glenn, the first American astronaut to make a complete orbit of the Earth.
The new trailer makes clearer how the women lobbied to be included in the groundbreaking mission.
Henson, as Katherine Johnson, demands to be privy to the most important planning.
“I need to be in that room hearing what you hear,” Henson tells Costner in the trailer, who replies, “Within these walls who makes the rules?”
Henson pushes back: “You sir, you are the boss. You just have to act like one… sir.”
“Hidden Figures” will open in limited release on Dec. 25 and nationwide on Jan. 6, 2017.