Taraji P. Henson stars in the brand new Red Bad trailer for What Men Want which you can watch above.
Based on Nancy Myers’ high-concept rom-com that starred Mel Gibson and Helen Hunt, What Women Want, the remake swaps the genders and ups the NSFW comedy. Henson stars as a successful sports agent who is passed up for promotion (yet again), but a night out (a and visit from a psychic) leaves her with the power to read the minds of all men.
Unlike the original 2000 film that was a PG-13 (12) rated comedy, What Men Want is a raunchy R-rated remake. I wasn’t expecting much; if the recent Overboard redo was anything to go by, comedy remakes are still a risky venture. My low expectations were unfounded as this Red Band trailer was freaking hilarious. Game Night and Blockers restored some faith in R-Rated comedies earlier this year, hopefully, What Men Want can be added to that list when it hits cinemas in February.
Directed by Adam Shankman (Rock of Ages). What Men Want also stars Aldis Hodge, Richard Roundtree, Wendi McLendon-Covey, and Tracey Morgan.
Ali Davis (Taraji P. Henson) is a successful sports agent who’s constantly boxed out by her male colleagues. When Ali is passed up for a well-deserved promotion, she questions what else she needs to do to succeed in a man’s world… until she gains the ability to hear men’s thoughts! With her newfound power, Ali looks to outsmart her colleagues as she races to sign the next basketball superstar, but the lengths she has to go to will put her relationship with her best friends and a potential new love interest (Aldis Hodge) to the test. WHAT MEN WANT is the latest comedy from director Adam Shankman (HAIRSPRAY) and producers Will Packer and James Lopez (GIRLS TRIP), co-starring Tracy Morgan, Richard Roundtree, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Josh Brener, Tamala Jones, Phoebe Robinson, Max Greenfield, Jason Jones, Brian Bosworth, Chris Witaske and Erykah Badu.