Pharrell Williams Set To Produce “Hidden Figures” Starring Taraji P Henson



Musician Pharrell Williams has signed on to produce the upcoming NASA drama HIDDEN FIGURES starring as Katherine Johnson, who was part of a team of African American women who helped launch astronaut John Glen into orbit. Williams will also write original songs for the soundtrack.

Based on a true story, Henson will be joined by and , who will round out the team of females who helped with the mission. , , and are also attached to star.

adapted the screenplay from ’s book, Hidden Figures: The Story of the African-American Women Who Helped Win the Space Race. will direct and serve as producer alongside and ‘s . Fox 2000 has set a Jan. 13, 2017 release date for the film.

Williams has composed original songs for many films including Despicable Me and Despicable Me 2, for which he earned an Oscar nomination.  He also served as producer of Rick Famuyiwa’s film, Dope. He currently serves as a judge on the NBC singing reality competition The Voice.

He is repped by .

 | Staff Writer

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