Shadowboxer follows a woman (Helen Mirren) and her stepson (Cuba Gooding Jr.), who are in an unusual romantic relationship -- they're also contract killers being chased by an assassin (Stephen Dorff). Previously, Stephen Dorff's role was assigned to Wes Bentley while Cuba Gooding Jr.'s role was assigned to Ryan Phillippe. Shadoboxer will be directed and produced by Lee Daniels.
Lee Daniels is also producing the upcoming Ladies Night. The director has been confirmed and it shall be Patrick Ian Polk. Patrick Ian Polk has directed African-American gay themed films and series such as Noah's Arc and Punks. Till now, the cast has been confirmed to be the following: Alicia Keys, Mariah Carrey, Aishwarya Rai, Macy Grey, Mo'Nique, Missy Elliott, Patti La Belle. Lee Daniels is waiting confirmation from Beyonce Knowles to join the cast.
The film deals with a group of ladies who get together and go out for a night on the town and deal with everybody's problems.