What Men Want (2019 film)

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What Men Want
What Men Want 2019 Teaser poster.jpg
Teaser poster
Directed by Adam Shankman
Produced by
Screenplay by Alex Gregory
Peter Huyck[1]
Tina Gordon Chism
Jas Waters[2]
Based on What Women Want
by Nancy Meyers
Music by Brian Tyler
Cinematography Jim Denault
Edited by Emma E. Hickox
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date
  • February 8, 2019 (2019-02-08) (United States)
Country United States
Language English

What Men Want is an upcoming American fantasy comedy film directed by Adam Shankman. A remake of the 2000 film What Women Want, the plot follows a woman who, after getting passed over for a promotion at her work, gains the ability to hear men's inner thoughts. The film stars Taraji P. Henson, Aldis Hodge, and Tracy Morgan. It is scheduled to be released in the United States on February 8, 2019, by Paramount Pictures.


Ali Davis 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 more 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 to the test.



Paramount announced that it would be developing a remake of the 2000 Nancy Meyers film What Women Want.[3] On November 14, 2017, it was announced that Taraji P. Henson would star in the lead role.[4] On February 2, 2018, Adam Shankman signed on to direct the film. Max Greenfield and Tracy Morgan were also added to the cast.[5][6]

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  1. ^ https://deadline.com/2018/05/two-dope-queens-phoebe-robinson-paramount-what-men-want-1202399301/
  2. ^ https://twitter.com/jasfly/status/1029377344085970944?lang=en
  3. ^ Evans, Nick. "Paramount to develop a remake of "What Women Want"". Cinema Blend. Retrieved 22 Jun 2018.
  4. ^ Fleming Jr, Mike. "Taraji P. Henson to star in Paramount's Remake of "What Women Want"". Deadline. Retrieved 22 Jun 2018.
  5. ^ Kroll, Justin. "'New Girl' star Max Greenfield to join Taraji P. Henson in "What Men Want"". Variety. Retrieved 22 Jun 2018.
  6. ^ Johnson, Zach (14 August 2018). "Taraji P. Henson Cracks the Boys' Club in What Men Want Trailer". EA Online. Retrieved 17 August 2018.

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