With its release set for January of next year, it’s time for us to get a first-look of Taraji P. Henson’s hit-woman thriller, Proud Mary.
In what could be a potential Oscar nomination in her near future, Taraji P. Henson is Mary, a hit woman working for an organized crime family in Boston, whose life is completely turned around when she meets a young boy whose path she crosses when a professional hit goes bad.
Here’s a new poster. The trailer will debut on Thursday.
Billy Brown (How to Get Away with Murder), Jahi Di’Allo Winston (The New Edition Story) along with Neal McDonough, Margaret Avery, Xander Berkeley and Danny Glover join Henson in front of the camera, with Winston playing Danny, a streetwise kid unaware of what prompts Mary to come to his aid; Danny Glover plays Benny, Mary’s fatherly but brutally unforgiving boss; Billy Brown is Tom, Benny’s son, a fellow professional who was once romantically involved with Mary; Neal McDonough is a well-manicured killer primed to be sacrificed to maintain peace; Margaret Avery is Benny’s wise, refined wife; and Xander Berkeley is the drug-dealing sadist Mary eradicates, provoking an all-out turf war.
Babak Najafi directs from a script by John Stuart Newman and Christian Swegal. Paul Schiff and Tai Duncan are producing. Taraji P. Henson and Glenn S. Gainor are executive producers and Andrea Ajemian is co-producer.
Casting is by Nancy Nayor; director of photography is Dan Laustsen (John Wick: Chapter 2), the production designer is Carl Sprague (Infinitely Polar Bear), the editor is Evan Schiff (Southside With You) and the costume designer is Deborah Newhall (Cadaver).
Henson, acclaimed for such diverse roles as Katherine Johnson in the Oscar-nominated Hidden Figures, Cookie Lyon on Fox TV’s Empire (Golden Globe-winning and Emmy-nominated performance) and Queenie in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (Oscar-nominated performance), adds an indelible portrayal as the fierce and beautiful Mary.
Director Babak Najafi most recently helmed the internationally successful action thriller London Has Fallen.
He directs from a script penned by writers John Stuart Newman and Christian Swegal.
The film will be released in theaters nationwide by Screen Gems in January 2018.