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TARAJI P. HENSON KNOW WHAT MEN WANT: The trailer for What Men Want, starring Taraji P. Henson dropped Tuesday. Adam Shankman is remaking Nancy Meyers’ 2000 romantic comedy What Women Want, with Henson sliding into Mel Gibson’s role. She plays Ali Davis, a sports agent who got passed over for a promotion and can’t see why until she gains the ability to hear men’s thoughts. Paramount releases What Men Want to theaters January 11, 2019.

MAHERSHALA ALI PLAYS THE PIANO IN GREEN BOOK TRAILER: Mahershala Ali and Viggo Mortensen are hitting the road in Green Book, Peter Farrelly’s take on racism and … piano playing. Ali plays famed pianist Don Shirley, who hired Tony Lip (Mortensen) as a security guard and driver in the Deep South. Green Book will premiere at this year’s Toronto Film Festival.

CLIMAX TRAILER DROPS: A new trailer for Gasper Noé’s Climax has arrived. The film depicts the madness that ensues when a dance troupe convenes in a remote location to rehearse…only to unwittingly consume sangria laced with LSD. Sofia Boutella stars.

KERRY WASHINGTON TO STAR IN AND PRODUCE OLD CITY BLUES: Hulu is deepening its relationship with Kerry Washington, who is set to star in Little Fires Everywhere for the streamer. Now, the Scandal alum will star in and exec producer Old City Blues, a take on the Boom! Studios graphic novel of the same name. Gore Verbinksi will direct. The 2011 story, written by Giannis Milonogiannis, is set in the ruins of Greece in 2048, with a cast of high-tech criminals, corrupt politicos and drug dealers.

TIFF ADDS A MILLION, 22 JULY, BOY ERASED: The 2018 Toronto International Film Festival is rounding out its slate of premieres, Deadline reports. New additions include: Green Book, Peter Farrelly | USA World Premiere; Jeremiah Terminator LeRoy, Justin Kelly | Canada/USA/United Kingdom World Premiere; The Lie Veena Sud | Canada World Premiere; 22 July, Paul Greengrass | Norway/Iceland North American Premiere; American Woman, Jake Scott | USA World Premiere; Baby ( Bao Bei Er ), Liu Jie | China World Premiere; Boy Erased, Joel Edgerton | USA International Premiere; A Million Little Pieces, Sam Taylor-Johnson | USA World Premiere. The World Premiere of Outlaw King, David Mackenzie’s period drama chronicling the rise of 14th-century Scottish hero Robert the Bruce, will be the Opening Night Gala Presentation on Thursday, September 6, at Roy Thomson Hall.