First Look at Taraji P. Henson in ‘What Men Want’
Henson shows off her funny side in the first trailer for comedy ‘What Men Want.’The movie is a gender-reversed take on the 2000 hit ‘What Women Want,’ which starred Mel Gibson and centered on a chauvinistic executive who gains the ability to hear what women are really thinking.In the upcoming movie, Henson plays a successful sports agent who is passed up for a well-deserved promotion and questions what else she needs to do to succeed in a man’s world.After taking a “magic potion,” she gains the ability to hear men’s thoughts and uses her newfound power to outsmart her colleagues as she races to sign the next basketball superstar.
But the lengths to which she resorts puts her relationship with her best friends and a potential new love interest (Aldis Hodge) to the test.Henson is perhaps best known for her Golden Globe-winning performance as Cookie Lyon in FOX drama “Empire” and starred in 2016 box-office hit ‘Hidden Figures.’Directed by Adam Shankman (‘Hairspray‘), the cast also includes Tracy Morgan, Richard Roundtree, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Josh Brener, Tamala Jones, Phoebe Robinson, Max Greenfield, Jason Jones, Brian Bosworth, Chris Witaske, and Erykah Badu.’What Men Want’ is set for release in U.S.
theaters on Jan.
11, 2019.Watch the trailer here.
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