Ali Davis is a successful sports agent in Atlanta who feels boxed out by her male colleagues. When she is passed over for a promotion at Summit Worldwide Management, her boss Nick explains that she does not connect well with men. Determined to succeed in a man's world, Ali announces that she will sign up-and-coming basketball star Jamal Barry.
Taraji P. Henson as Alison "Ali" Davis
Aldis Hodge as Will
Josh Brener as Brandon Wallace
Erykah Badu as Sister
Richard Roundtree as Skip Davis
Tracy Morgan as Joe "Dolla" Barry
Wendi McLendon-Covey as Olivia
Tamala Jones as Mari
What Men Want is a 2019 American romantic comedy film directed by Adam Shankman and starring Taraji P. Henson, Aldis Hodge, Josh Brener, Erykah Badu, Richard Roundtree and Tracy Morgan. The film is a loose remake of the 2000 film What Women Want. The plot follows a woman who – after drinking a potent concoction given by a shaman – gains the ability to hear men's inner thoughts. The screenplay was written by Jas Waters and Tina Gordon Chism.