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.  

The original film starred Mel Gibson as a confident chauvinistic male who suddenly acquires the ability to hear what the women around him are really thinking. The new version follows a female sports agent (Henson) 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.

The film will be produced by Will Packer and James Lopez and Henson will executive produced.

The film is set to be released January 11, 2019.

Henson currently stars on the Fox hit series Empire.  Her role on the series has earned her two Emmy nominations and a Golden Globe win (2016).  She is also set to star in upcoming thriller Proud Mary to be released January 2018.