“St. Vincent” director Theodore Melfi is directing and producing the Fox 2000 film.
Kevin Costner is joining Taraji P. Henson and Octavia Spencer in the drama “Hidden Figures,” The Fox 2000 film is directed and produced by “St. Vincent” director Theodore Melfi, who is producing alongside Chernin Entertainment and Donna Gigliotti of Levantine Films.
Costner is set to play the head of the space program in the film that follows an African-American mathematician (Henson) who, along with two female colleagues, was the brains behind astronaut John Glenn’s first trip into space and back. Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth in 1962.