With “New Girl
” wrapping up its final season, star Max Greenfield
has signed on to join Taraji P. Henson
in Paramount Players
’ “What Men Want
,” sources tell Variety
is also on board to join the cast.
Variety first reported on Feb. 2 that Adam Shankman
had signed on to direct the film, which is inspired by the Nancy Meyers
2000 rom-com “What Women Want
.” Will Packer and James Lopez
are producing and Shankman is 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 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.