There is so much more to Taraji P. Henson than just “Cookie Lyon.” This woman is one of the best actresses on the planet, time and again showing us she has what it takes to be Hollywood’s Top Leading Ladies.
Well it looks like Taraji is showcasing that in a role like we have never seen her in before, that of an assassin, in the trailer of the upcoming film, Proud Mary!
Check out the trailer below!
The trailer, which is soundtracked to the classic Tina Turner version of the song from which it takes its name, opens with Henson’s Mary getting ready for her day with some exercise, a shower, and putting on some makeup. At that point, her character could just be preparing for a normal day. For all we know she could be a lawyer, a teacher, a SoulCycle instructor… We just don’t know until she casually starts zipping and buttoning herself into some head-to-toe black leather and goes into her closet to select her gun for the day. Turns out, her character is an elite contract killer for the Boston mob.
Then we get a montage of shoot outs, fast cars, explosions, a wig change, and quick shot of Hennessy. As one would expect from Iranian-Swedish film director Babak Najafi, perhaps best known for directing high octane action thriller London Has Fallen.
The plot seems to take a twist away from your standard “bang! bang! shoot ’em up!” when Mary encounters a young boy. The log line indicates he may be the person who gets Mary to reconsider her life as an assassin for hire.
We are here for this Taraji, this movie, its trailer, and this plot! This film will undoubtedly open Taraji to a whole new genre--action films--something we have never really seen her in before. All we can say is Black Widow eat your heart out Mary is on the scene!
Written By: Michael “Hey Mikey” Fanning