The first trailer (below) for action movie "Proud Mary" was released on Thursday. Henson plays Mary, a Boston-based hitwoman, whose plans derail when she meets a young boy during a failed mission for a crime family.
Directed by Babak Najafi, the "Proud Mary" cast also includes Danny Glover, Billy Brown, Neal McDonough, Margaret Avery, and Xander Berkeley.
Back in late May, the Oscar-nominated "Hidden Figures" actress shared her excitement via an Instagram post, in which she said she did most of her own stunts for this action movie.
"#ProudMary coming to theaters in 2018," Henson captioned the photo. "I can NOT BELIEVE I am doing most of my stunts in this BADASS FILM. My body is bruised and tired but the process was sooooooo EXCITING!!!! I amazed my dang on self on this one!!!! #proudTaraji as #ProudMary 😂😂😂💋💋💋"
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The role in "Proud Mary" is right on time for Henson's acting career, as she revealed to EW earlier this year that she wanted to play a superhero. "I haven't played a superhero yet. I haven't played a psycho character yet."
She continued that chatter later in the year when she mentioned to the NY Times that she wanted to play a Marvel superhero, specifically.