Marsai Martin to Star and Executive-Produce Universal Comedy ‘Little’

Black-ish star Marsai Martin making her way to the silver screen and adding producer to her résumé! It has been reported that Martin is set to star and produce in Universal’s new comedy “Little.”

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the movie centers on a woman who gets the chance to relive the carefree life of her younger self after adulthood becomes overwhelming. The news of the forthcoming film is noteworthy not only because it’s Martin’s first studio feature, but she came up with the idea herself!

Tina Gordon Chism (Drumline, ATL) is set to direct the film, with Survivor’s Remorse writer Tracy Oliver penning the first draft. Girls Trip producers Will Packer and James Lopez will produce the film alongside Black-ish creator Kenya Barris. As THR reports, Girls Trip star Regina Hall will join forces with Martin to serve as executive producers.

On Wednesday (January 24), Packer took to twitter to share his delight for the upcoming film. “So proud to be working with a true rockstar of the next generation,” he wrote. “[Marsai Martin] who came up with this idea and will produce it with me!!! Let’s go MM!!!”

The Elena of Avalor actress also shared her excitement for the film on social media. “I am beyond grateful,” Martin wrote on Instagram as she shouted out the film’s crew.

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