The studio will also host a Q&A with Henson, Williams, co-stars Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monae and director-producer Ted Melfi. Williams is producing the soundtrack for the movie along with writing original songs and overseeing all the musical elements.
Fox plans to release the film on Jan. 13. A rep said there are no plans yet for an Academy-qualifying run before the end of the year.
Fox launched the first trailer for the NASA drama Sunday night during the Rio Olympics, with Henson’s Katherine Johnson character as a young girl, filling up a classroom blackboard with mathematical formulas.
Spencer portrays Dorothy Vaughan and Monae plays Mary Jackson as a trio of brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind the 1962 launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit — a stunning achievement that turned around the Space Race.
Johnson, who worked at NASA from 1952 to 1979, was awarded a Presidential Medal of Freedom last year. The film is directed by Melfi from a screenplay co-written with Allison Schroeder, based on Margot Lee Shetterly’s upcoming non-fiction book — “Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race.”
Donna Gigliotti, Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping and Melfi are producing.