Pharrell Williams to Produce, Write Music for Fox 2000's 'Hidden Figures'
The Fox 2000 picture stars Taraji P. Henson and Octavia Spencer.
Pharrell Williams, the musical multihyphenate, is adding yet another notch to his creative belt: film producer.
He will act as a producer on Fox 2000's Hidden Figures, and also will write and create original songs and will oversee all musical elements for the motion picture and soundtrack.
Hidden Figures stars Taraji P. Henson and Octavia Spencer as real-life African-American women who worked at NASA and were behind the launch of John Glenn into orbit.
“After my producing partner Mimi Valdés and I heard about this project, we basically begged the producers and studio to allow us to participate. This is an extraordinary story about black women with genius mathematical minds who contributed to American history," Williams said Tuesday in a statement. "It takes place in Virginia, my home state, and at NASA, a place I've been obsessed with since childhood.”
Previously, the Grammy winner has acted as a consulting producer on Limelight and as an executive producer on the Sundance hit Dope. He will produce Hidden Figures along with Donna Gigliotti, Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping and Ted Melfi, who is also directing.
Williams is repped by WME and King Holmes.