Erykah Badu is brewing up something hilarious for her next movie role. The songstress will join Taraji P. Henson and play a pivotal role in the new Will Packer-produced film What Men Want. The movie is a flip of the 2000 Mel Gibson rom-com What Women Want. In the updated version, Taraji plays a struggling sports agent just trying to make partner in an all-male agency. A clear reflection of the state of women in the workplace trying to break the glass ceiling, Taraji seeks the help of her friends who recommend she sees a mystic psychic. Enter Manuela Maria Mexico herself.
"I can help you connect with men," Badu says to Henson at one point in the What Men Want trailer. "Why don't we have some tea?" After Badu pours Taraji's character some of the special brew made with jasmine tea laced with weed, peyote and crack and she has a freak accident at a nightclub, Taraji now possesses the ability to hear men's inner thoughts. Shenanigans ensue and her new powers help her regain her confidence. A few of her co-stars include Mark Cuban, Shaquille O'Neal, Grant Hill and Tracy Morgan who plays Taraji's quirky client in the movie.
This will be Erykah's first role since she played Turquoise in 2016's The Land. What Men Want is set to premiere January 11, 2019, and we can't wait to watch Erykah and Taraji's comedic timing on the big screen. Watch the madcap trailer right here and let us know if you'll be planning a movie night out to see it, too.