*Tracy Morgan and Aldis Hodge have joined the cast of Paramount Player’s gender-flipping reboot of “What Men Want,” with Mel Gibson’s role in the 2000 original now in the hands of Taraji P. Henson.
The “Empire” star will play a 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.
Henson also serves as an executive producer on the project, with Paramount Players, the studio label run by Brian Robbins, producing alongside “Girls Trip” filmmaker Will Packer and James Lopez.
“What Men Want” is set to hit theaters Jan. 11, 2019.
In the meantime, Morgan makes his return to TV tonight (April 3) in the TBS comedy “The Last O.G.” The comedian made the talk show rounds this morning to promote the series, including stops at NBC’s “Today” (watch above) and ABC’s “Live! With Kelly and Ryan” (watch below).
“Underground” alum Hodge, who appeared with Henson on the big screen in “Hidden Figures,” will next star opposite Gillian Jacobs and Adam Devine in the Disney comedy “Magic Camp.”