Definitely rocket science: a group of female African-American mathematicians and engineers who calculated trajectories for spaceflights, including the Apollo trips to the moon. Their story is being told in an upcoming movie called Hidden Figures, directed by My friend Ted Melfi, who also directed my film The Beneficiary, and last year’s St. Vincent.
I’m really proud of Ted, who continues to show incredible range with both comedy and drama, and now a period piece. I told him, “What, no superheroes? I already love this movie.” To which he replied, “Yep. Just actors. Acting!”
Very much looking forward to it, brother.