Immediately after we heard that we would be publishing Margot Lee Shetterly's Hidden Figures, we instantly knew we were looking at a big book. Hidden Figures is the phenomenal true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA whose calculations helped fuel some of America’s greatest achievements in space. A lot is in store for this fascinating new book, and we want to share the news!
Fox 2000 Film Adaptation in the Works
- Movie production underway, with filming in Atlanta, GA already wrapped
- Directed by Ted Melfi (St. Vincent), produced by Pharrell Williams, and starring Taraji P. Henson (Empire), Kirsten Dunst, Octavia Spencer (The Help), and Kevin Costner
- Movie trailer release in early September
- Wide release scheduled for Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend, January 2017
- Trade Paperback movie tie-in edition on sale 12/6/16 (9780062363602, $15.99)
Early Interest from Major Media
- Front page coverage in New York Times Arts Section—author quoted in "Oscars Less White? There's No Shortage of Black Films in 2016" on 5/10. Click to read.
- Additional New York Times piece with focus solely on book and movie, 5/20. Click to read.
- Confirmed coverage on CBS This Morning at publication
National Marketing Campaign
- mini-documentary book trailer shared widely, early June
- National Broadcast and Print Media Campaign
- Deep distribution of Advance Reader's Edition, late June
- Heavy cross-promotion with Fox 2000 throughout late Summer into 2017
- Major outreach to reading groups
- Official Author Website: http://www.margotleeshetterly.com
- Official Author Twitter: @margotshetterly
Hidden Figures promises to be one of the big books of the fall, so make sure to check back for more information!