Nobody’s Fool

a/k/a The List

Release Date:  11/2/18 (In Theaters)
Genre:  Comedy
Rating:  Unknown
Director:  Tyler Perry
Studio(s):   Paramount Players, Paramount Pictures, Tyler Perry Studios
Running time:  Unknown

Cast:  Tiffany Haddish, Tika Sumpter, Omari Hardwick, Taraji P. Henson, Courtney Henggeler, Whoopi Goldberg, Amber Riley.

Story:   The film follows a woman who is recently released after serving her time in prison. Once on the outside, she reconnects with her sister, who is in the midst of discovering that her online relationship might be a man “catfishing” her.  Source:  Variety.

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What Men Want

Release Date:  2/8/19; In Theaters
Genre:  Comedy
Rating:  Unknown
Director:  Adam Shankman
Studio(s):   Will Packer Productions, Paramount Pictures
Running time:  Unknown
Cast:  Taraji P. Henson, Tracy Morgan, Aldis Hodge, Tamala Jones, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Max Greenfield

Story:   Gender swapped remake of the film What Women Want which was released in 2000 and earned 375 million worldwide.  The remake stars Taraji P. Henson as a female sports agent who has been constantly boxed out by her male colleagues.  However, 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.  Source:  Flickeringmyth

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Acrimony

a/k/a Tyler Perry’s She’s Living My Life

Release Date:  3/30/18; In Theaters
Genre:  Drama/Thriller
Rating:  R
Director:  Tyler Perry
Studio(s):   The Tyler Perry Company; Lionsgate

Cast Taraji P. Henson (Melinda);Ajiona Alexus (Young Melinda); Danielle Nicolet (Sara); Jazmyn Simon (June); Lyriq Bent (Robert); Kendrick Cross (Kalvin); Katie Carpenter (Carly).

Story:  Follows a faithful wife who, after growing tired of standing by her devious husband, gets enraged when it becomes clear she has been betrayed.  Source:  Movie Insider.

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Proud Mary

Release Date:  1/12/18; In Theaters
Genre:  Thriller
Rating:  Unknown
Running Time:  Unknown
Director:  Babak Najafi
Studio:   Screen Gems

Cast:  Taraji P. Henson, Neal McDonough, Xander Berkeley, Billy Brown, Margaret Avery, Jahi Di’Allo Winston, Danny Glover.

Story:  Taraji P. Henson is Mary, a hit woman working for an organized crime family in Boston, whose life is completely turned around when she meets a young boy whose path she crosses when a professional hit goes bad.

Billy Brown, Jahi Di’Allo Winston, Neal McDonough, Margaret Avery, Xander Berkeley and Danny Glover join Henson in front of the camera, with Winston playing Danny, a streetwise kid unaware of what prompts Mary to come to his aid; Danny Glover plays Benny, Mary’s fatherly but brutally unforgiving boss; Billy Brown is Tom, Benny’s son, a fellow professional who was once romantically involved with Mary; Neal McDonough is a well-manicured killer primed to be sacrificed to maintain peace; Margaret Avery is Benny’s wise, refined wife; and Xander Berkeley is the drug-dealing sadist Mary eradicates, provoking an all-out turf war.  Source:  Shadow & Act; Photo Source:  The Wrap.

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Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures

Release Date:  1/6/17 (In Theaters)
Genre:  Drama
Rating:  NR
Running Time:  Unknown
Director:  Theodore Melfi
Studio:  20th Century Fox
Cast: Taraji P. Henson (Katherine Johnson), Octavia Spencer (Dorothy Vaughn), Janelle Monae (Mary Jackson), Kevin Costner (Al Harrison), Kirsten Dunst (Vivian Michael), Jim Parsons (Paul Stafford), Mahershala (Jim Johnson),
Aldis Hodge Aldis Hodge (Levi Jackson)

Details:  the incredible untold story of Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughn (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe) — brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence, turned around the Space Race, and galvanized the world. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big.  Source:  20th Century Fox, official site.

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Update 8/15/16:  Today People reported that the film tells the true story of Katherine Johnson, the African-American physicist and mathematician who calculated the trajectory for Project Mercury and later Apollo 11’s 1969 flight to the moon.

In the trailer, Johnson, along with her colleagues Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson, work to discover the calculations that helped the first American astronaut make a complete orbit around the Earth.  Henson takes on the role of Johnson while Octavia Spencer and Monáe star as Vaughan and Jackson, respectively.

The clip gives the first look at Henson, Spencer and Monáe as the three legendary women who overcame adversity and discrimination to ultimately change the course of history and win the Space Race for NASA.  Source:  People.com.

Update:  3/7/16:  The Wrap reports that pop star Janelle Monae has landed the third lead alongside Taraji P. Henson and Octavia Spencer in the Fox 2000 drama Hidden Figures. The story follows three African-American women who served as the brains behind NASA’s Friendship 7 mission, which saw astronaut John Glenn become the first American to orbit the Earth in February 1962.  Henson will play Katherine Johnson, Spencer will play Dorothy Vaughan and Monae will play the youngest member of the trio, Mary Jackson. Kevin Costner will co-star as the head of the space program.  Source:  The Wrap.

Story:  The project follows Katherine Johnson, a brilliant African-American mathematician who, along with her colleagues Dorothy Vaughn and Mary Jackson, served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in U.S. history — the momentous launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, and his safe return.  The script is based on Margot Lee Shetterly’s upcoming book Hidden Figures: The African American Women Mathematicians Who Helped Nasa and the United States Win the Space Race.  Source:  Flickering Myth. Photo Sources:  More; Wikipedia.

Seasons of Love

Seasons of Love

Release Date: 11/23/14 (Lifetime TV)
Genre:  Romance
Rating:  NR
Running Time:  Unknown
Studio:   Game 7 Films, Good Shepard Productions, Move Mountain Productions, Seasons of Love.
Director:  Princess Monique

Cast:  Gladys Knight (Ms. Angie), Taraji P. Henson (Jackie), Letoya Luckett (Kyla), Cleo Anthony (Amir), Method Man (Big Rob), Richard Portnow (Pop), Robert Riley (Miles), Elizabeth Ho (Tweety).

Seasons of Love LeToya Luckett, Rob Riley

Story:  Kyla and Amir’s new romance is thrown for a loop when Amir’s father suddenly passes away and Kyla’s ex, Miles comes back into the picture. The two struggle to determine what truly matters to them in this story of life, love and family. Source(s): IMDB; Shadow and Act. Photo Source(s): Shadow and Act; Talk of DC.

See the preview trailer at Lifetime.com http://www.mylifetime.com/movies/seasons-of-love/video/seasons-of-love-preview-clip

From the Rough

From The RoughRelease Date:  4/25/14 (limited); 6/8/2013 (Ardmore open)
Genre:  Drama
Rating:  PG
Running Time:  97 mins.
Studio(s):  Royal Street Productions; Gyre Entertainment; Freestyle Releasing
Director:  Pierre Bagley
Cast:  Taraji P. Henson (Catana Starks)
Michael Clarke Duncan (Roger)
Tom Felton (Edward)
Justin Chon (Ji-Kyung)
Henry Simmons (Kendrick Paulsen, Jr.)
James Saito (Won-Sik)
Robert Bailey, Jr.(Craig)
Tony Bentley (Coach Hank Taylor)
Letoya Luckett (Stacey)

Story:  The inspirational true story of Catana Starks from the Historically Black University Tennessee State, who became the first African-American woman ever to coach an all-men’s team at the collegiate level. Through grit and determination, she overcame incredible odds and deep-seated prejudice from all corners to guide a rag-tag group of golfers to an all-time record championship season. Source(s): IMDB; Fromtherough.com, official site.

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