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Hit Woman Taraji P. Henson Does Not Mess Around In Proud Mary Trailer

I’ve been looking forward to Proud Mary since it was announced that Taraji P. Henson would play an ass-kicking assassin because I will honestly see her in anything, but after the stylish poster that looked like it could’ve been from a Pam Grier opening, I was absolutely psyched.

Buzzfeed debuted the first trailer today, and Henson is nothing short of a total bad-ass as she does push-ups, puts on make-up, and gets suited and gun-ready for her mission. Did you see that slide and shoot combo!? And her gun artillery and wig collection?!

Here’s the full synopsis:

Proud Mary stars Henson as the titular character, a ruthless professional hit-woman for the Boston mob who breaks good after she meets a young boy who awakens her maternal instinct in her that she never knew she had. The film is directed by London Has Fallen filmmaker Babak Najafi and co-stars Billy Brown, Margaret Avery, Xander Berkeley and Danny Glover.”

While I’m a little confused and skeptical of the idea of her “maternal instinct” awakening, we’re seen lots of male action heroes go through similar journeys with young characters that draw out their more sympathetic side (Logan being one that comes immediately to mind), so we’ll have to wait and see how the film handles that dynamic. Also, also, cool car chase scenes?!

What did you think of the trailer?

(via Indiewire, image: screencap)

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