Comedian Steve Harvey's novel "Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man" sold 2 million copies since its 2009 release. Hollywood rules clearly states that that means a feature film adaptation is the next logical step. Screen Gems picked up the novel, which is essentially a love guide for bridging the differences between the sexes for successful relationships, to make a movie about a soon-to-be-divorced, self-professed relationship expert who doles out advice to a couple. Funny man Kevin Hart will play the "counselor," but today we've learned that Michael Ealy and Taraji Henson will portray the ailing couple in Think Like A Man.
Variety says that Tim Story (Barbershop) will direct from a script by Keith Merryman and David A. Newman. Will Packer will produce while Harvey will serve as executive producer. Production is set to begin this summer for an April 6, 2012 release. Harvey is a bit of an icon in the African American comedy world, so his presence should help sell the film, as will Henson, who's the biggest star in the set cast. Unfortunately, the film sounds like an terribly generic rom-com and is being released against another that's significantly bigger (American Reunion). In addition, The Cold Light Of Day (an action thriller that stars Bruce Willis and new Superman Henry Cavill) and Titanic 3D will hit theaters on the same day, making Think Like A Man's prospects of taking a healthy opening weekend haul very grim.