The one and only Taraji P. Henson is heading back to the big screen in Proud Mary. The first trailer just dropped- watch it below!
Is Mary a “good guy” or “bad guy”? An official agent or hit-(wo)man? It’s not exactly clear in the brief trailer above, but either way Henson looks fierce as ever! We haven’t seen her in a film role quite like this one before, but I don’t doubt for a second that she can pull it off. I can understand why some might quickly compare this feature to Atomic Blonde, but the style of the trailer, even the font at the end, seems to pay homage to blaxploitation films. Think Pam Grier’s Foxy Brown or Richard Roundtree in the iconic Shaft.
I do find it interesting that the film is being released in January as many critics consider that time “dump month” for studios. *Note that Henson has already shattered this concept before with Hidden Figures at the top of this year. At any rate, I look forward to seeing Mary kick butt and take names!
Proud Mary is directed by Babak Najafi (London Has Fallen) and stars Taraji P. Henson, Neal McDonough, and Danny Glover (that we know of so far)! It’s expected to hit theaters January 12, 2018.
What do you think about the trailer? Is this a movie you’re interested in seeing? Let me know in the comments below!