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Taraji P. Henson To Star In ‘What Men Want’

Taraji P. Henson has been workin, workin, workin day and night like a Michael Jackson jam!

In addition to weekly slay as Cookie Lyon on “Empire,” she’s set to star in Proud Mary, Tyler Perry’s Acrimony and now she’s been tapped to star in What Men Want from Paramount Players.

Via Variety:

The original pic was directed by Nancy Meyers and starred Mel Gibson as a New York ad exec who, after a freak accident, is able to read women’s minds and uses the new ability to move ahead both professionally and personally.

In this version, Henson would play a female sports agent who has been constantly boxed out by her male colleagues. When she gains the power to hear men’s thoughts, she is able to shift the paradigm to her advantage as she races to sign the NBA’s next superstar.

Will Packer, who previously worked with Henson on “No Good Deed,” and James Lopez will produce the film, while Henson will serve as executive producer. Paramount Pictures will release the film Jan. 11, 2019.

In a post on her Instagram page, Taraji wrote:

Another one!!! FINALLY A COMEDY. THANK YOU GOD!!! ???