‘Black-ish’ Daughter Marsai Martin to Star and Exec Produce ‘Little’
The 13-year-old actress, who plays Diane on the hit ABC sitcom, “Black-ish” has landed a new gig as an executive producer and star in the Universal comedy, “Little.” Martin came up with the film’s premise, which is about a woman who gets to relive her childhood when things get a little too stressful as a grown-up.
The deal is not only noteworthy for Martin as an actress (it will mark her first studio feature) but also a creative force. The 13-year-old came up with the idea for the script and will also executive produce.
Will Packer and James Lopez, who produced Girls Trip, are set to produce via the Uni-based Will Packer Productions, as will Black-ish creator Kenya Barris. Along with Martin, Girls Trip star Regina Hall will exec produce, as well as Josh Martin.
Martin has starred with Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross in four seasons of ABC’s Emmy-nominated comedy.