"Proud Mary (Taraji p Henson) 2018 got no buzz or promo. Y'all going?"
This flick got overshadowed by just the tickets for black panther going on sale, smh
And i thought the empire fans was gonna be hype for seeing cookie as a assassin
No critics screenings= maybe it just aint good. Or studio already gave up on it ######## Proud Mary might not be that proud after all.
The Taraji P. Henson-starrer was one of the year’s most anticipated films when the trailer dropped last year. Henson’s turn as Mary, a hitwoman working for an organized crime family in Boston, seemed like the black response to Atomic Blonde—that is until this year rolled around, where it seems like Sony and Screen Gems have completely dropped the ball on promoting it.
Proud Mary is out this Friday, and social media has been flooded not with excitement for the film but confusion as to why it’s not being pushed harder. Is it a case of a studio underselling a black film, as is customary in Hollywood? Or does Sony want to hide the fact that the film might not be very good?
It’s not screening for critics this week, so don’t expect any advance reviews of Proud Mary. Furthermore, critics attending the film’s press junket weren’t allowed to screen the film first, so interviews with Taraji will have to remain vague as it’s a little hard to discuss a film that you haven’t seen yet with an actress. Advertisement
Henson herself has even voiced frustration with the promotion of the film.