Octavia Spencer Joins Taraji P. Henson in NASA Film

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The movie is based on Margot Lee Shetterly’s book, Hidden Figures.

The film about black women mathematicians working for NASA during the Civil Rights era just snagged another amazing actress.

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Taraji P. Henson was the first actress confirmed to join the upcoming project. And now the  Academy Award-winning Octavia Spencer has been announced as Henson's co-star. 

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This film has Oscars written all over it—Spencer won for her supporting role in The Help and Henson was nominated for her turn in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. With two powerhouse actresses already confirmed, there's no doubt that buzz around the project will intensify.

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We can't wait to find out what other bold names will join this exciting cast.

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