Taraji P. Henson Is The Last Thing You See Before You Die In The First Proud Mary Trailer

Taraji P. Henson Is The Last Thing You See Before You Die In The First Proud Mary Trailer

Video: There is no trope in spy-fi thrillers quite like the image of an assassin donning a carefully selected wig before strutting down a hallway, gun in hand, on their way to eliminate a target. Taraji P. Henson knows this and in the first trailer for Proud Mary, she absolutely kills it. Figuratively. And then literally.

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Henson stars as the film’s titular Mary, a hitwoman on the Boston mafia’s payroll whose life is suddenly derailed when she’s interrupted by a young boy during a job. The trailer hits all the sorts of beats you’d expect from an assassin action-thriller — plenty of guns, punching and explosions — but there’s nothing quite like watching Taraji chug a bottle of Hennessy after a fight as Tina Turner’s “Proud Mary” blares in the background:

Proud Mary hits theatres in the US 12 January 2018. An Australian release date has not yet been confirmed.