Taraji P. Henson Will Enter The Space Race For Fox 2000

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has signed on to play Katherine Johnson, a real-life mathematics genius, in HIDDEN FIGURES from Fox 2000. The project will be helmed by St. Vincent director .

The film is based on the book Hidden Figures: The Story Of The African-American Women Who Helped Win The Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly. It centers on Johnson who, along with her colleagues Dorothy Vaughn and Mary Jackson, served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in U.S. history – the momentous launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, and his safe return. The three women crossed all gender, race, and professional lines while embarking on the mission. 

Melfi produces the film alongside and of and . and will oversee for Fox 2000. 

Henson recently won a Golden Globe for her starring role in Fox’s hit series Empire and previously starred CBS series Person Of Interest

She is repped by and Vincent Cirrincione Associates

—TO SEE ALL THE PROJECT DETAILS CLICK HERE—

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