The filmmaker, Ted Melfi, claims that the story of “Silent Sky” is inspired by “Hidden Figures.”

Lauren Gunderson's show "Silent Sky" will premiere at Pygmalion Productions this weekend. Its story revolves around a space scientist, Henrietta Leavitt, who is recruited as by the CEO of Harvard College Observatory. She is not allowed to use the sophisticated equipment, but her irresistible ambition drives her to explore how to calculate the mass and size of different stars based on their light frequencies.

Gradually, she develops a relationship with the co-worker, Gunderson, and discusses future projects with him. Gunderson is new to the lab and doesn’t know much about what’s going on in Leavitt’s mind.

Eventually, he realizes that the lady is passionate about her career. So, the two decide to launch their own space project, but they've short of money. The project will cost them $200 million. Finally, they restart their previous jobs and forget about the past.

‘Hidden Figures’

Released in 2016, “Hidden Figures” is directed and written by Theodore Melfi and Allison Schroeder, based on the novel of the same name by Margot Shetterly. It’s a story of an American mathematician who works at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration during the Space Race. The cast includes Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe, Kevin Costner, Jim Parsons, Mahershala Ali, Glen Powell, and Kirsten Dunst.

The film received positive reviews from critics and grossed over $300 million at the box office.

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It was nominated for three Oscars, and five Golden Globes. In February 2016, Fox recruited Henson to play the leading role of the female mathematician, with Jenno Topping serving as co-producer.

On Rotten Tomatoes, “Hidden Figures” has a score of 8 out of 10 based on 220 reviews. On Metacritic, the film scored 75 out of 100 based on 63 reviews. On CinemaScore, the audience gave it an average grade of “A” on an A+ to F scale.

Hidden Figures” was released on Digital HD, Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD.

The American writer

Ted Melfi is a popular screenplay writer and filmmaker of the US. He is best known for his film “St. Vincent,” featuring Bill Murray. In 2016, he directed, produced, and wrote “Hidden Figures.” For this project, Melfi received an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay.

In addition to “Hidden Figures,” Melfi has written and directed “Game of Life,” “Bed & Breakfast: Love is a Happy Accident.” “Going in Style,” “St. Vincent.”