Janelle Monae Finishes Out Leading Trio In ‘Hidden Figures’
“Hidden Figures,” a film about the three black female NASA employees that helped send the first American into orbit in 1972, has just cast its final member of the leading trio – Janelle Monae.
While this is Monae’s first role in a major studio film, it’s not first time in front of the camera, after just wrapping up “Moonlight,” which was produced by Brad Pitt’s company and tells the story of a young man coming into adulthood among Miami’s “War on Drugs” era, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
“Hidden Figures” is based off of Margot Lee Shetterly’s “Hidden Figures: The Story of the African-American Women Who Helped Win the Space Race,” which is slated for a September release through HarperCollins.
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