Terrence Howard‘s latest film role, Drag Hammerman in Ghost of New Orleans, will cause chills to run up your spine, and that’s intentional.
Drag is the lead suspect in the mysterious death of cellist Corey Little (Lake Bell). However, disgraced detective Ben Chaney (Josh Lucas) soon realizes that this is no ordinary murder-mystery. First, Drag is fully-immersed in the occult scene of New Orleans. Second, Corey is “haunting” Chaney in the hopes of helping him solve her murder.
In the film, Howard fully employs the conniving and scheming personas we’ve come to love and hate him for on Empire and in films like The Best Man. But he’s also thrilling and horrifying in Ghost of New Orleans. Maybe it’s Drag’s soft monotone voice. Maybe it’s his dapper wardrobe that belies his occult leanings. Maybe it’s because he actually is a murderer. Or maybe it’s a combination of all three.
In anticipation of the Ghost of New Orleans‘s release in theaters, VOD, and Digital HD tomorrow, Feb. 17th, let’s take a trip down memory lane to reveal our favorite Terrence Howard roles.