Taraji P. Henson Assassin Movie Finds Director

The Screen Gems project will be directed by 'London Has Fallen' helmer Babak Najafi.
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Babak Najafi

Babak Najafi is in negotiations to direct Taraji P. Henson in the Screen Gems feature Proud Mary.

In the thriller, the Hidden Figures actress will play a hit woman who discovers her maternal side after meeting a young boy.

Najafi will direct from a script written by John Stuart Newman and Christian Swegal. Paul Schiff and Tai Duncan are set to produce.

Last year, Najafi directed Gerard Butler in the action movie London Has Fallen, a sequel to  Antoine Fuqua's 2013 film Olympus Has Fallen. He is repped by UTA.