Taraji P. Henson is venturing into a troubling new place – the minds of men.
Henson stars in the upcoming comedy What Men Want, which is a gender-flipped remake of the 2000 Nancy Meyers film What Women Want, starring Mel Gibson and Helen Hunt.
In the hilarious trailer for What Men Want, released Tuesday, Henson plays sports agent Ali Davis, who’s having a tough time breaking through the glass ceiling at work. After being passed over for a big promotion, she visits a spiritual guru played by Erykah Badu, who gives her a mystical tea.
Voila! Ali soon realizes she can read the mind’s of every man she encounters. At first it’s scary, but it doesn’t take long for her to realize – “this is not a curse, this is a gift.”
Ali hopes to use her newfound power to outsmart her male colleagues, get into their boys’ club and sign the next NBA superstar.
Adam Shankman (Step Up) directs, with Will Packer and James Lopez (Girls Trip) producing the Paramount Pictures film.
Tracy Morgan, Richard Roundtree, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Josh Brener, Tamala Jones, Phoebe Robinson, Max Greenfield, Jason Jones, Brian Bosworth and Chris Witaske round out the cast.
What Men Want arrives in theaters on Jan. 11, 2019.
Check out the trailer above.