Black-ish star Marsai Martin is about to make history. The 14-year-old actress is gearing up to be the youngest executive producer of a major Hollywood movie in history. You read that right. She’s 14, and she’s out here making movies (and starring in them). Whew. She’ll bear the title when her film Little, starring Insecure‘s Issa Rae and Girls Trip‘s Regina Hall, hits theaters this Spring.
The movie centers around a woman named Jordan Sanders (Hall), whose callous behavior causes her to become cursed by a little girl. Jordan then turns back into her 13-year-old self (Martin), who must relive her childhood. In an interview with The Root, Martin confirmed that the movie is inspired by Tom Hank’s 1988 classic Big. “It was one of my most favorite films growing up,” she said. “After the [season one] 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!'”
Martin tweeted about her excitement for fans to see the film after the trailer dropped in January. “So happy to finally be able to share the trailer, so proud of the things accomplished since we started this and eternally grateful to you guys for listening when others didn’t take us seriously,” she wrote.
I wonder what those people who didn’t take her seriously were doing at 14 years old. Certainly not producing Hollywood films, that’s for sure. Watch the trailer for Little before it hits theaters on April 12!
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