– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Who exactly helped put a man into orbit? Women did!

20th Century Fox released new character posters for the upcoming HIDDEN FIGURES before its wide release in theaters this Friday.

The 1960’s vintage-style posters feature Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monae as Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson. Based on a true story, NASA’s three intelligent and brilliant African-American women served as the brains behind the historical achievement of launching astronaut John Glenn into orbit.

The film is directed by Theodore Melfi. The adapted screenplay is written by Melfi and Allison Schroeder, based on the book by Margot Lee Shetterly.

Other cast members in the film includes Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst, Jim Parsons, Mahershala Ali, Aldis Hodge, Glen Powell and Kimberly Quinn.

HIDDEN FIGURES is currently playing in select theaters and will open nationwide this Friday.

Check out the cool posters below.

Source: 20th Century Fox

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.