Taraji P. Henson Returning to the Big Screen


Taraji P. Henson to Star in ‘What Men Want’

Taraji P. Henson and Will Packer are once again teaming up. According to Variety, Henson will star in Packer’s upcoming film What Men Want, a re-imagining of the comedy What Women Want, which starred Mel Gibson as a philanderer who suddenly gains the ability to hear the thoughts of women around him. The new version will star Taraji as a female sports agent being boxed out by her male colleagues. When she too gains the power to hear the thoughts of men, she races against time to beat them at their own game and sign the NBA’s next rising star.

The film is currently in the pre-production stage and will obviously have to wait as Taraji finishes up shooting on this season of Empire, as well as The Best of Enemies and Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2.

What Men Want will be the third film Henson and Packer have worked on together. Previous projects include No Good Deed and Think Like a Man 1 and 2.