A new trailer has been released by 20th Century Fox for Hidden Figures, based on the true story of three African-American women working at NASA.

The work of these mathematicians was of major importance in the launch of John Glenn into orbit in 1962.

These women had to overcome gender and racial prejudices in the pursuit of the work.

The three leads are played by Taraji P. Henson, Academy award winner Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monáe. The film also stars Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst and Jim Parsons.

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The film hits cinemas early 2017.