Kevin’s movie Hidden Figures is in theaters everywhere today. Tickets are available for purchase here.
Hidden Figures is the incredible untold story of Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe)—brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence, turned around the Space Race, and galvanized the world. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big.
Kevin was interviewed by the Los Angeles Times about his upcoming movie Hidden Figures.
“The real story is that Al is the character I liked least when I read it. So this was a real moment of reckoning — what am I going to say to this guy, because there’s really not a lot of time for us,” Kevin told journalist Fred Schruers. I told him that I thought the women were written just right, everybody loves this movie, but I don’t think the Harrison part stands up. It doesn’t feel complete. I knew it was about that girls and that was OK.”
The 1992 film, The Bodyguard, starring Kevin Costner and Whitney Houston, was released 24 years ago today. The film was directed by Mick Jackson and produced by Kevin, Lawrence Kasdan and Jim Wilson.
The soundtrack for the film sold more than 45 million copies worldwide and Whitney’s cover of I Will Always Love You sold more than 12 million copies worldwide. Two of the film’s songs – I Have Nothing and Run to You were both nominated for Best Original Song at the 65th Annual Academy Awards. The soundtrack was nominated for four Grammy Awards, winning three, including Album of the Year.