Kevin Costner has joined Taraji P. Henson and Octavia Spencer in the Fox 2000 dramatization “Hidden Figures.”
“St. Vincent” chief Ted Melfi is appended to rudder and produce the film alongside Chernin Entertainment and Donna Gigliotti of Levantine Films.
The story focuses on Johnson (Henson), a splendid African-American mathematician who, alongside her partners Dorothy Vaughn and Mary Jackson, served as the brains behind one of the best operations in U.S. history the pivotal dispatch of space traveler John Glenn into space, and his sheltered return. Glenn flew the Friendship 7 mission in 1962 and turned into the principal American to circle the Earth.