Taraji P. Henson's New Movie Looks So Trashy but Also Like Maybe the Best Movie of the Year?

Sony just dropped the first trailer for Proud Mary, Taraji P. Henson’s latest film about a hit woman who works for a Boston mob family, and while I don’t know exactly what’s going on, what I do know is that there are a few sexy wigs and a LOT of guns.

Apparently, the film is about an assassin who meets a young boy who, according to IMDb, “sparks her maternal instinct,” although the trailer is pretty much dedicated to the assassin part. In it, we see Henson getting ready (makeup, leather stiletto boots, leather jacket, murdery leather gloves, silencer, blonde wig and all) and then a series of shots of people loading guns, pointing them, shooting them, some cars driving, and a quick hello from Danny Glover as he ducks for cover.

I’m just going to posit a theory that Proud Mary is a actually a prequel to Smokin’ Aces and Taraji has reprised her role as sniper Sharice, before Alicia Keys’ Georgia walked in and ruined her life. Oh, I’m the only one that watched Smokin’ Aces? Cool. Anyway, while the Proud Mary trailer leaves us guessing, I’m very excited for an action movie led by a black woman. Also it’s honestly far better and healthier an option than the other big new trailer that dropped today. It’s for 9/11, that film starring Charlie Sheen, Whoopi Goldberg, and Gina Gershon, about people stuck in an elevator in the World Trade Center’s North Tower as the 9/11 attacks are carried out. It’s...it’s...uh...it’s...yeah, stick to Proud Mary.

Isha is a staff reporter who covers pop culture, representation in media, and your new faves.

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