Taraji P. Henson to Star in Gender-Flipped Remake of ‘What Women Want’

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It’s official, Taraji P. Henson will star in a gender-flipped remake of the 2000 Mel Gibson film What Women Want, which told the story of a man whose life is changed when he suddenly acquires the ability to read women’s minds.

Deadline reports that the remake of the Nancy Meyers directed hit is being fast-tracked for a January 2019 release, and will see Henson playing a sports agent who develops the power to read her male colleagues’ minds (it will now be titled What Men Want.) Her newfound abilities will help her in her quest to sign the next big NBA star.

Will Packer, James Lopez and Henson are set to executive produce.

Henson’s most recent work includes the Oscar-nominated Hidden Figures and her starring role as Cookie on Fox’s Empire.