Pharrell Williams has come aboard as a producer on , Fox 2000’s Ted Melfi-directed drama about a trio of black female mathematicians who helped NASA win the space race. Williams will also write and create original songs and oversee all musical elements for the movie and its soundtrack. Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monáe star in the pic, which Fox plans to release on January 13, 2017.
Kirsten Dunst, Jim Parsons, Mahershala Ali, Aldis Hodge and Kevin Costner co-star in the move, which . was written by Melfi, Alison Schroeder and Lori Lakin Hutcherson based on Margot Lee Shetterly’s upcoming novel.
Williams joins a producing group that includes Donna Gigliotti, Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping and Melfi. He is repped by WME and attorneys Joe Carlone and Peter Paterno.