Taraji P. Henson to Play a Hit Woman in “Proud Mary” at Screen Gems


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Academy Award-nominated has been tapped as the lead in the Screen Gems pic PROUD MARY. She will step into the role of a hit woman whose life is turned completely around when she meets a young boy who awakens in her a maternal instinct she never knew she had.

John Stewart Newman and Christian Swegal wrote the script, while Paul Schiff and Tai Duncan have signed on as producers. They are currently looking to set a director. Production is slated to start in April in Boston.

Henson won the Golden Globe for her role as Cookie Lyon in the Fox musical drama Empire. She can currently be seen in the critically acclaimed Hidden Figures alongside Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monae. She also starred in the Screen Gems movies No Good Deed and the movies in the Think Like a Man franchise.

She is repped by and Vincent Cirrincione Associates.


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This news was first reported by Deadline.


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