Jason Jones has come aboard Paramount Player’s Taraji P. Henson-led comedy, What Men Want, based on Nancy Meyers 2000 rom-com, What Women Want, with Mel Gibson. This Adam Shankman-directed gender-flipped version centers around a female sports agent (Henson) who has been constantly boxed out by her male colleagues. She gains the power to hear mens’ thoughts and she is able to shift the paradigm to her advantage as she races to sign the NBA’s next superstar. Alex Gregory and Peter Huyck wrote the piece with previous revisions by Tina Chism. Will Packer and James Lopez are producing via Will Packer Productions. Jones is the EP of TBS’s Full Frontal and writes, produces, and stars in the TBS series The Detour. He’s repped by UTA and Brillstein Entertainment Partners.
Amin Joseph, who co-stars in the FX series Snowfall, has been cast in 20th Century Fox’s comedy Stuber, which is currently in production in Atlanta with Michael Dowse at the helm. The pic stars Dave Bautista and Kumail Nanjiani as a determined detective (Bautista) who commandeers an unsuspecting Uber and its driver (Nanjiani) over one night of high jinks and mayhem. Joseph will play Leon, an informant to Bautista’s character. Tripper Clancy wrote the script which is being produced by Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley. Joseph, who recently wrapped production on season two of Snowfall, recurs on the USA miniseries Unsolved and next appears in the Netflix original feature The After Party. He’s repped by Gersh, 831 Entertainment, and Morris Yorn Barnes Levine.
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