NEW YORK, NY - MAY 14: Actress Taraji P. Henson attends the 2018 Fox Network Upfront at Wollman Rink, Central Park on May 14, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)
About 18 years ago a man got a chance to peer into the minds of women. Well now the tables have turned and a woman is seeing the dark recesses of men’s minds. Only in movies!
What Men Want stars Taraji P. Henson along with Tracy Morgan. We’ll also get a glimpse at the acting chops of Shaq, Erykah Badu & Grant Hill.
The newly engaged (in real life) Henson plays sports agent Ali Davis who gets passed over for a promotion. After drinking some tea prepared by none other than Erykah Badu’s character and getting a nasty bump on her head, she suddenly has the power to hear men’s thoughts.
Based on the clip below, Badu is perfect for this role!
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NEW ORLEANS, LA - JULY 06: Erykah Badu performs onstage during the 2018 Essence Festival presented By Coca-Cola - Day 1 at Louisiana Superdome on July 6, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for Essence)
Sound familiar? It should!
The movie I alluded to is called What Women Want and it starred Mel Gibson and Helen Hunt. Gibson was a chauvinist exec that also got passed over for a promotion. Hunt got the job instead.
What Men Want produced by Will Packer comes out January 2019.