In Nancy Meyers’ What Women Want, Mel Gibson was granted access to the most private thoughts floating through women’s minds on the regular. But in the current Hollywood era, where gender-swapped reboots are (still, I guess?) all the rage, that scenario is getting flipped. Taraji P. Henson will hear men’s thoughts, and one of those men will be Tracy Morgan.

The Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock vet has joined Paramount’s What Men Want, according to Variety. The remake of Meyers’ 2000 rom-com will be directed by Adam Shankman (A Walk to RememberRock of Ages) and star Henson as a sports agent continually marginalized by her male colleagues. But she suddenly gains the ability to hear men’s thoughts, helping her beat them to signing the next NBA superstar.

Aldis Hodge, who appeared opposite Henson in Hidden Figures and who you may recognize as the guy with his wife implanted in his head in the latest season of Black Mirror, also joined the cast. No word yet on who Morgan and Hodge will play, but the former is certainly great casting for some hilarious mind reading. Get ready for another Henson-led film when What Men Want hits theaters January 11, 2019.

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