Taraji P. Henson is bucking all the normal trends in Hollywood. At 47 years old she’s never been more active and is now in the rarefied air of headlining movies. We got our first look at her new film with the release of the What Men Want trailer.
If that sounds somewhat familiar that’s because it’s a gender flip on the Mel Gibson film What Women Want from 2000. With just about two decades passed since that film, the cinematic statue of limitations is long up. Besides, I’d much rather watch Henson than Gibson.
Ali Davis (Taraji P. Henson) is a successful sports agent who’s constantly boxed out by her male colleagues. When Ali is passed up for a well-deserved promotion, she questions what else she needs to do to succeed in a man’s world… until she gains the ability to hear men’s thoughts! With her newfound power, Ali looks to outsmart her colleagues as she races to sign the next basketball superstar, but the lengths she has to go to will put her relationship with her best friends and a potential new love interest (Aldis Hodge) to the test.
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WHAT MEN WANT is the latest comedy from director Adam Shankman (HAIRSPRAY) and producers Will Packer and James Lopez (GIRLS TRIP), co-starring Tracy Morgan, Richard Roundtree, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Josh Brener, Tamala Jones, Phoebe Robinson, Max Greenfield, Jason Jones, Brian Bosworth, Chris Witaske and Erykah Badu.
After checking out the What Men Want trailer, what do you think? Looking forward to checking the film out when it arrives in theaters on Jan. 11?