Taraji P Henson's 'What Men Want' Lands 2019 Release Date for Paramount

Taraji P Henson What Women Want

Taraji P. Henson is set to star in What Men Want, a comedy inspired by the 2000 Nancy Meyers hit romantic comedy What Women Want.

Taraji P. Henson will play the lead character in an upcoming remake of "What Women Want", which originally starred Mel Gibson in the main role, Deadline reported. After all, What Women Want isn't exactly one of Gibson's best-remembered films, and critics at the time weren't very kind to it overall.

Helen Hunt starred in the flick as Gibson's love interest. The new version follows a female sports agent (Henson) who has been constantly boxed out by her male colleagues. But, once she gains the ability to read her male coworkers' thoughts, she's able to break through the glass ceiling and will have an advantage as she competes with her coworkers to sign the NBA's next bright star. Paramount Pictures will release the film January 11, 2019.

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Henson, who can now be seen in the fourth season of Fox's hit drama series "Empire", has several films bowing in the next year including Tyler Perry's "Acrimony" and the Screen Gems action movie "Proud Mary". She'll next be seen on the big screen in Proud Mary, an action-thriller that serves as a throwback to the classic Blaxploitation era.

The Paramount Pictures-backed movie is slated to hit theaters in January 2019.

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