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Taraji P. Henson is riding on a wave of success and it just continues to get better. After her scene-stealing turn on the FOX hit series Empire, for which she won a Golden Globe last year, to starring in the current number one film in the country Hidden Figures, she is winning. The latest news on Henson proves that she is now an official badass.

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As first reported by Variety, Henson has been announced as the star of the in-development film Proud Mary. The action-thriller sees her taking on the role of a no-holds-barred hit woman, which is a noticeable departure from any of her previous roles in film and television.

Proud Mary is described as “a hit woman whose life is upturned when she meets a young boy who awakens the maternal instinct she never knew she had.” The film is still in the stages of securing a director, but Screen Gems (the studio behind the film) is hopeful that production will start sometime in April.

In the meantime, it was recently announced that Taraji’s show Empire was renewed for a fourth season by FOX. The second half of Empire season 3 will return on Wednesday, March, 22 at 9pm EST.


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