We love Taraji P. Henson as Cookie Lyon on Empire, but thanks to her fame due to the role, she’s also landing lots of other roles. One in particular: Henson will be starring in the upcoming movie Hidden Figures along with talented actresses Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monae as the women who worked at NASA and were essentially the brains behind the 1962 launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit.
|Hidden Figures Trailer|
Henson plays Katherine Johnson, who worked at NASA from 1952 to 1979 and earned the Presidential Medal of Honor. Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst, and Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) also star in the film, which will be released in theaters on Jan. 13, 2017.
Sure, that’s a long wait, but luckily you can check out the movie trailer below. Also, Henson returns for Season 3 of Empire, which premieres on Sept. 21.