Disney reportedly working on musical adaption of Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures

Disney is reportedly working on a musical adaption of 2016 film Hidden Figures.

Based on the book of the same name, the movie tells the story of three Black mathematicians – Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson – who worked at NASA during the space race.

The New York Times report that Disney has been developing a stage adaption since 2018 with film critic on board as a creative consultant.

No further details such as casting, creative team or planned productions have been mentioned.

The 2016 film starred Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle MonĂ¡e (pictured above) with Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst and Jim Parsons.

It was a box office and critical hit, with Oscar nominations for Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Supporting Actress for Spencer.

Picture credit: NASA Kennedy

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