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Taraji P. Henson to star in updated version of What Women Want

Taraji P. Henson, Mel Gibson, Helen Hunt, What Men Want

After a fluke accident left chauvinist advertising executive Nick Marshall (Mel Gibson) with the ability to hear what women are really thinking, he uses it to his advantage when a woman (Helen Hunt) got a promotion over him, but, romantic comedy drum-roll, he later winds up falling in love with her instead. Nancy Meyers' WHAT WOMEN WANT was a huge hit back in 2000, and Deadline reports that an updated version is in the works which is set to star Taraji P. Henson.

Said to be "inspired" by the original film, WHAT MEN WANT will find Taraji P. Henson (HIDDEN FIGURES) star as a sports agent who has been constantly boxed out by her male colleagues. Upon gaining the power to hear the thoughts of the men around her, she's able to shift the paradigm to her advantage as she races to sign the NBA's next superstar. Paramount Players, a new production division of Paramount Pictures which was launched earlier this year and will embrace "the studio’s history and DNA through its name, but will focus, in distinctive ways, on contemporary talent and properties for young audiences while drawing upon the vast resources of the Viacom brands," has already slated WHAT MEN WANT for a January 11, 2019 release.

Source: Deadline

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