‘Hidden Figures’ hidden no more as Taraji P. Henson breaks down in tears at Toronto event
TORONTO — Hidden Figures is hidden no more.
20th Century Fox threw a special event featuring footage from the space-race drama, which stars Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monae as three NASA staffers who helped launch astronaut John Glenn into space. The film doesn’t hit theaters until Jan. 13, but it’s preparing for takeoff this awards season with a sneaky Oscar qualifying run in late December.
The Toronto International Film Festival’s artistic director Cameron Bailey introduced the footage with the help of director Ted Melfi, who was unable to attend the event but sent along a video in his absence. Read more…