Hidden Figures Public Appearances

Hello Kiki fans, Happy New Year!

Last night Kirsten attended her first event from 2017, the 2017 Palm Springs International Film Festival Film Awards Gala held at the Palm Springs Convention Center in Palm Springs, Calif. She was looking amazing in a custom Ralph & Russo dress, accompanied by Chopard jewelry.

She joined her Hidden Figures co-stars Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, Pharrell Williams, Mahershala Ali, Aldis Hodge, Jim Parsons and Glen Powell to receive the Ensemble Performance Award.

Check in our gallery some HQ pictures from the evening.


Hidden Figures

“Hidden Figures” just landed a new release date: December 25, which some of you reading at home may recognize at Christmas Day. The qualifying run will make Theodore Melfi’s film about three black women (Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monáe) who played a pivotal role at NASA in the early 1960s eligible for the Academy Awards. It will then go into wide release on January 6, up a week from the original date of January 13.

A few clips from “Hidden Figures” were screened at the Toronto International Film Festival, but the drama has yet to have its official world premiere.


Hidden Figures

Earlier this week FOX released the first trailer for Hidden Figures, the movie starring Taraji P. Henson and Octavia Spencer that tells the true story of a group of female African-American mathematicians who used their considerable talent to aid NASA during the crucial years of the Space Race.

Co-starring Janelle Monáe, Kirsten Dunst, Jim Parsons, Mahershala Ali, Aldis Hodge, Glen Powell and Kevin Costner, “Hidden Figures” opens on January 13, 2017. But with eyes on the awards season, the studio will be bringing the movie to TIFF where they’ll screen footage, host a Q&A, and present a live concert featuring Pharrell Williams and other artists from the soundtrack. The reception at TIFF will determine whether or not Fox decides to roll the movie out in December in limited release before going wide on January.


Hidden Figures

NY Times has published today an article about the upcoming Hidden Figures. The film stars Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe, Kirsten Dunst, Kevin Costner, Aldis Hodge, Jim Parsons, Mahershala Ali and Glen Powell. The film chronicles Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), the brilliant mathematician who worked with Dorothy Vaughn (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe) as the main brains behind John Glenn’s first trip into space and back in 1962. People remember his being the first orbit of the Earth, now we’ll properly learn who helped get him there. Kirsten will play a NASA supervisor.

Ted Melfi is in the director’s chair for this one, with writer Allison Schroeder adapting Margot Lee Shetterly’s book Hidden Figures: The Story Of The African-American Women Who Helped Win The Space Race, which doesn’t hit stores until September. The film is set to hit theaters next January 13, 2017 – if nothing changes until there.

They were shooting downtown, in the old Georgia Archives building, a looming marble block, nicknamed the White Ice Cube, that was built in the ’60s and shuttered after engineers determined it was steadily sinking into the ground. For this film, which also stars Kevin Costner and Jim Parsons, the building was standing in for the Langley Research Center in Virginia. In the fusty air inside, amid snaking cables and extras dressed like squares from 1961, portable air-conditioners fought a mighty and futile battle with Atlanta’s wilting heat.

Ms. Gigliotti sat before a monitor, headphones on, glued to a scene being shot in an adjacent room. Kirsten Dunst, who plays a NASA supervisor, was fixing Ms. Henson with an acid stare. “They’ve never had a colored in here before Katherine,” she said coolly, “Don’t embarrass me.”

Ms. Henson blanched, turned and was about to walk through a nearby door when her handbag got stuck on the doorknob. Mr. Melfi called cut.

“Did I steal that or what?” Ms. Henson asked sarcastically, throwing an expletive in.

Read the full article at NY Times website.


Hidden Figures

Kirsten Dunst has joined the cast of Fox 2000’s “Hidden Figures” opposite Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae and Kevin Costner.

Ted Melfi is directing “Hidden Figures,” the true story of the African-American female mathematicians at NASA who provided the calculations for the space program during the early 1960s. The studio has been developing the adaptation of the Margot Lee Shetterly book “Hidden Figures: The Story of the African-American Women Who Helped Win the Space Race,” published by HarperCollins.

Producers are Peter Chernin and Jenno Topping through Chernin Entertainment; Donna Gigliotti of Levantine Films; and Melfi.

The story centers on Johnson (Taraji), a brilliant African-American mathematician who, along with her colleagues Dorothy Vaughn and Mary Jackson, served as the brains behind the momentous launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, and his safe return. The three women crossed all gender, race and professional lines while embarking on the mission.

Glenn flew the Friendship 7 mission in 1962 and became the first American to orbit the Earth. Costner will play the head of the space program.