Is sabotage to blame for the less than stellar commercial response garnered by Taraji P. Henson‘s action movie ‘Proud Mary’?
According to one well-placed industry insider the answer to that question is…yes.
I asked everyone at this showing of PROUD MARY to gather together for a selfie. Here it is! pic.twitter.com/7gGVHC9c4F
— Mike McGranaghan (@AisleSeat) January 12, 2018
Henson’s fans were unable to conceal their distress once they realised that little was being done to push and promote ‘Mary’ to the masses despite the positive response it garnered when its trailer dropped months ago.
…so no, not surprised that “Proud Mary” is getting such lazy marketing and promo from Sony. It is a hot holy mess over there – aside from their partnering with Marvel for “Spiderman Homecoming” – when was the last time Sony even had a blockbuster hit? Questions to think about.
— ReBecca Theodore-Vachon (@FilmFatale_NYC) January 7, 2018
Ain’t seen no Proud Mary promo for months , now that shit on my TL like every 5 tweets . I hate how these big Hollywood studios refuse to properly invest in movies with black leads !
— 👈🏾 … Mood ! (@DeiFrankOne) January 14, 2018
I’m so disappointed Proud Mary didn’t get the promo it deserved. Hopefully it still does well in the box office.
— Tanisha ✨ (@Tani5ha) January 13, 2018
You know what I was just thinking abt how I’ve only seen promo for proud mary here on twitter
— logan (@poedamercn) January 12, 2018
Then, something very interesting happened.
The revered (and universally feared) editor of the blind items website Crazy Days and Nights gave Henson’s fans a possible answer to their question with the following message…
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.
Of course, there is no way for her fans to prove that this is the case. However, its publishing was enough to inspire messages like these…
It’s sabotage, there can be no other plausible reason. My question why spend money to produce a film with an actress like Taraji, to then do this to her?
— CarolynH. (@CarrieCnh12) January 13, 2018
Taraji is yet to respond to ‘Crazy’s claim.