On January 13, 2017, Hidden Figures will hit theaters. The film, featuring Janelle Monae, Octavia Spencer and Taraji P. Hensen tells the story of a trio of African-American women, who provided NASA with important mathematical information in order to launch the first successful space missions. And now, it's been announced that Pharrell has signed on to produce and write original music for the upcoming drama.

"After my producing partner Mimi Valdés and I heard about this project, we basically begged the producers and studio to allow us to participate," Williams told Variety. "This is an extraordinary story about black women with genius mathematical minds who contributed to American history. It takes place in Virginia, my home state, and at NASA, a place I've been obsessed with since childhood."