Taraji P. Henson and director Adam Shankman are flipping the script on Mel Gibson and Nancy Meyer’s 2000 romantic-comedy “What Women Want” with Paramount’s 2019 comedy “What Men Want.” The film stars Henson as a sports agent who is gifted with the power of hearing her male co-worker’s thoughts, which gives her an unexpected professional edge but a personal life crisis. The supporting cast includes Max Greenfield, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Tracy Morgan, and Aldis Hodge.
“What Men Want” is Shankman’s first directorial effort since 2012’s “Rock of Ages.” The director is also known for “Bringing Down the House” and “Hairspray.” The movie will kickoff a busy 2019 for Henson, including her role in the drama “The Best of Enemies.” The actress starred in “Proud Mary” and “Acrimony” this year and has a voice role in Disney’s “Ralph Breaks the Internet,” in theaters November 21.
Paramount Pictures will open “What Men Want” in theaters nationwide January 11, 2019. Watch the first trailer below.