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Taraji P. Henson to Headline Screen Gems’ ‘Proud Mary’

The Wrap Wednesday, 11 January 2017
Taraji P. Henson to Headline Screen Gems’ ‘Proud Mary’“Hidden Figures” star Taraji P. Henson will go from math to mayhem for her next role, as she’s set to play a hit woman in Screen Gems’ “Proud Mary,” TheWrap has learned.

The film follows a contract killer whose life is upended when she meets a young boy who awakens a dormant maternal instinct within her. John Stewart Newman and Christian Swegal wrote the movie, which is being produced by Paul Schiff and Tai Duncan. Production is set to begin in Boston this April.

Henson, who won the Golden Globe last year for Best Actress in a Television Drama for her portrayal of Cookie Lyon on Fox’s “Empire,” last starred for Screen Gems in “No Good Deed,” “Think Like A Man” and “Think Like a Man Too.” She is represented by UTA and Vincent Cirrincione Associates. Newman is represented by WME. Swegal is represented by The Gersh Agency.

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Taraji P. Henson will headline Screen Gems’ 'Proud Mary' for her next role, playing a contract killer. Henson and the cast of 'Hidden Figures' recently won a SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.

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