This A list mostly television actress who is an Academy Award winner/nominee has a new movie coming out but the studio are dragging their heels promoting it.

Is it great?

No, but the rough cut I saw I really thought had possibilities.

So, why the slow walk by the studio?

The star of the movie turned down the advances of the person who has the money to spend.

Taraji P. Henson

Proud Mary

Why Isn’t Sony Doing More to Promote ‘Proud Mary’ and Taraji P. Henson?

The action flick’s trailer caused a major stir online, but the studio is refusing to screen the movie for critics and promo has been seriously lacking. Taraji deserves far better.

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.

Henson herself has even voiced frustration with the promotion of the film. – Source

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