Talk about black girl magic!
Coming to theaters this spring is a new comedy film starring Regina Hall, Issa Rae, and 14-year-old ‘Black-ish’ actress Marsai Martin. ‘Little’ tells the story of a woman (Hall) who receives the chance to relive the life of her younger self, at a point in her life when the pressures of adulthood become too much for her to bear. This body-switching comedy is based on a pitch from 14-year-old Martin who was inspired by ‘Big’ starring Tom Hanks, a movie in which she watched at the age of 10.
“It was one of my most favorite films growing up,” said Martin. “After the Season 1 finale of Black-ish, we told Kenya Barris about it, and he called Will [Packer] and said: ‘Yo, you know the girl who plays Diane on Black-ish? She has this dope idea!’”
‘Little’ will be executive produced by Marsai Martin along with Regina Hall, Josh Martin, and Preston Holmes. Will Packer will produce alongside production partner James Lopez and ‘Black-ish’ creator Kenya Barris.
With this film, Marsai Martin will become the youngest black executive producer in Hollywood history!
According to Vibe, for a short period of time, Marsai will actually hold the title of the youngest executive producer in Hollywood history, period. That is until 13-year-old ‘Stranger Things’ actress Millie Bobby Brown’s film is released later this year. Brown will be producing and starring in a film series about Sherlock Holmes’ younger sister.
‘Little’ hits theaters April 12.