The music choice is beyond on the nose, but fans of blaxploitation goddesses like Pam Grier and Tamara Dobson will still find something to get excited about in the trailer for Proud Mary. Starring the inimitable Taraji P. Henson as Mary, a deadly hitwoman in a blonde wig and head-to-toe black leather ensemble, the film is an unabashed ’70s throwback—or early ’80s, in the case of the Gloria-inspired storyline about a young boy who, in the words of the film’s official description, “completely turn[s Mary’s life] around” when they cross paths after a hit gone bad.
London Has Fallen’s Babak Najafi directs, which doesn’t exactly inspire confidence in the film. But frankly, we’d watch Henson in just about anything, especially if gunplay and ultra-cool ’70s style are involved. Proud Mary co-stars Danny Glover and is set to hit theaters on January 12, 2018.