Exclusive: Hidden Figures regional trailer exclusive

Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monae) are three brilliant African-American women working at Nasa, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit. Hopper Stone / Twentieth Century Fox

The National gives you an exclusive first look at the specially assembled international trailer for the Middle East release of upcoming movie Hidden Figures.

The film, starring Taraji P Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monae, tells the story of how three African-American mathematicians played a critical role in the preparations for launch in 1962 of Friendship 7, the mission during which John Glenn would became the first American to orbit the Earth.

The film will be released in the region on February 23.

Published: September 20, 2016 04:00 AM