Sometimes - OK, most of the time - movies that are shot in Boston are actually set in another city. Kathryn Bigelow’s new film, for example, was shot here but it’s called “Detroit” and it takes place in the Motor City in the 60s.
Not “Proud Mary,” the new movie starring Taraji P. Henson. The film was shot in and around Boston during the spring and it’s about a hit woman who works for a Boston-based organized crime clan.
The trailer was just released and it opens with a shot of the Boston skyline. We also glimpse various bridges and tunnels, usually with cars driving entirely too fast on or through them. Henson, best known for her roles in “Hidden Figures” and “Empire,” plays what what can only be described as a badass. (Yes, she’s named Mary.)
“Proud Mary,” directed by Babak Najafi, an Iranian-Swedish filmmaker known for his 2016 film “London Has Fallen,” arrives in theaters Jan. 12.