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What Men Want (2019, D: Shankman) S: Taraji P. Henson

EXCLUSIVE: Hereís a smart way to remake a hit comedy. Paramount Players has signed EmpireĎs Taraji P. Henson to star in What Men Want, a comedy inspired by the 2000 Nancy Meyers hit romantic comedy What Women Want. The studio is fast tracking the film, and has set it for release January 11, 2019.

The original starred Mel Gibson as a confident chauvinistic male who suddenly acquires the ability to hear what the women around him are really thinking. The new version follows a female sports agent (Henson) who has been constantly boxed out by her male colleagues. When she gains the power to hear menís thoughts, she is able to shift the paradigm to her advantage as she races to sign the NBAís next superstar.

The film will be produced by Will Packer and James Lopez and Henson will executive produced.

Henson, who last starred in Hidden Figures, is repped by UTA and manager Vincent Cirrincione.
http://deadline.com/2017/11/what-wom...nt-1202208131/
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re: What Men Want (2019, D: Shankman) S: Taraji P. Henson

Women aren’t sports agents for men’s sports.
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Paramount Players is moving quickly on the its latest comedy “What Men Want,” tapping Adam Shankman to direct the film, which is inspired by the Nancy Meyers’ 2000 rom-com, “What Women Want.”

Taraji P. Henson is set to star in the pic, with Will Packer and James Lopez producing and Shankman executive producing.

The original movie starred Mel Gibson as a marketing exec who suddenly has the ability to hear what women are thinking after a freak accident. In the remake, the roles are reversed, with Henson playing sports agent who has been constantly boxed out by her male colleagues. When she gains the power to hear men’s thoughts, she is able to shift the paradigm to her advantage as she races to sign the NBA’s next superstar.

The project, set to bow on Jan. 11, 2019, will be spearheaded by Brian Robbins and Ali Bell under the newly formed division at Paramount.

Shankman is set to have a huge year ahead of him, as sources tell Variety that after production wraps on “What Men Want,” the director plans on segueing over to the “Enchanted” sequel, “Disenchanted” with Amy Adams and Patrick Dempsey expected to return.

Shankman most recently directed and executive produced the YouTube Red pilot “Step Up: High Water,” which premiered this week. He is repped by UTA and Bloom Hergott.

Henson is coming off the action pic “Proud Mary” and can be seen next as the lead in Lionsgate’s “Acrimony.” She is repped by UTA, Vincent Cirrincione and Meyer & Downs. Packer is repped by CAA and Ziffren Brittenham.
http://variety.com/2018/film/news/ad...ve-1202685648/
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Re: What Men Want (2019) S: Taraji P. Henson

Originally Posted by Bluelitespecial
Women arenít sports agents for menís sports.
There are a few out there, from a quick search. From the description, sure sounds like that's part of what the movie addresses.
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Re: What Men Want (2019, D: Shankman) S: Taraji P. Henson

This doesn't sound interesting, at all. What made the original interesting was seeing the lead character change his myopic view of women, and grow into a better person as a result.

This sounds like the lead character uses the ability to gain power and position. That isn't interesting to me.
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Re: What Men Want (2019, D: Shankman) S: Taraji P. Henson

Originally Posted by RoboDad
This doesn't sound interesting, at all. What made the original interesting was seeing the lead character change his myopic view of women, and grow into a better person as a result.

This sounds like the lead character uses the ability to gain power and position. That isn't interesting to me.
Plus, women know what men want already, donít they?

Not to bash on my own kind, but weíre usually not that complicated unless weíre made up fictional characters named Christian Grey and what not.
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Re: What Men Want (2019, D: Shankman) S: Taraji P. Henson

I’ve got a small crush on Henson and don’t have an issue with this being a gender reversal remake but the premise just doesn’t sound very interesting especially since a lot of it sounds to be centered around basketball and basketball players. I can’t wait for the line of NBA player cameos who sound like they’re reciting their lines with marbles in their mouths.

As it stands, this sounds like Eddie with ESP.

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Re: What Men Want (2019, D: Shankman) S: Taraji P. Henson

Hey, LeBron was decent in Trainwreck!
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Re: What Men Want (2019, D: Shankman) S: Taraji P. Henson

Teaser trailer released:

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Re: What Men Want (2019, D: Shankman) S: Taraji P. Henson

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Re: What Men Want (2019, D: Shankman) S: Taraji P. Henson

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Plus, women know what men want already, donít they?
I suspect a lot of whatever humor this may have, will stereotypically revolve around just this... with typical male thoughts being comprised of self-delusional, wish-fulfillment self-portraits as they picture themselves being a mix of Harry Reems, Arnold Schwartzeneggar, and Donald Trump.
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Re: What Men Want (2019, D: Shankman) S: Taraji P. Henson

Well it’s certainly nothing like the movie it’s based on. Which I guess is a compliment.
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Re: What Men Want (2019, D: Shankman) S: Taraji P. Henson

Originally Posted by Bluelitespecial
Women arenít sports agents for menís sports.
Yeah I mean I'm not even sure their frail bodies could carry the necessary tools for the job.

On a serious note I have a soft spot for the original and the trailer for the remake is good.
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Aretha Franklin heard her song in the trailer and is now at death’s door.
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Re: What Men Want (2019, D: Shankman) S: Taraji P. Henson

Opens this week.

https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/what_men_want_2019
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What the fuck took so long?
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Re: What Men Want (2019, D: Shankman) S: Taraji P. Henson

I had no plans to see this movie, but I just saw a commercial saying its rated R. I'm kind of shocked.
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I love Henson but will wait to see this at home.
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Re: What Men Want (2019, D: Shankman) S: Taraji P. Henson

I asked my wife if she wanted to go to a sneak preview of this with me. She just looked at me and said, "Huh, I ALREADY know what men want. Why do I need to see a movie about it?"
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Re: What Men Want (2019, D: Shankman) S: Taraji P. Henson

Originally Posted by Orbi-Wan Techno
I asked my wife if she wanted to go to a sneak preview of this with me. She just looked at me and said, "Huh, I ALREADY know what men want. Why do I need to see a movie about it?"


Wow, so there's no chance there's more to this film than "men wanna fuck"?
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Re: What Men Want (2019, D: Shankman) S: Taraji P. Henson

Originally Posted by RoboDad
This doesn't sound interesting, at all. What made the original interesting was seeing the lead character change his myopic view of women, and grow into a better person as a result.

This sounds like the lead character uses the ability to gain power and position. That isn't interesting to me.


Yeah, that would suck. Next they'll wanna put on shoes, get out of the kitchen , and use birth control.
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Re: What Men Want (2019, D: Shankman) S: Taraji P. Henson

Reviews are starting to drop.
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Yeah this sounds outright dumb. Pass from me.
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Doesn't work in reverse. Lame.

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