‘Black-ish’ Actress Marsai Martin to Executive Produce, Star in ‘Little’ for Will Packer, Kenya BarrisPosted by Wilson Morales
January 24, 2018
THR is reporting that ‘Black-ish’ actress Marsai Martin is attached to star in the Universal comedy that centers on a woman who gets the chance to relive the carefree life as her younger self (Martin), when the pressures of adulthood become too much.
The site also states that the 13-year-old came up with the idea for the script and will also executive produce, with Will Packer and James Lopez serving as producers via Will Packer Productions along along with Black-ish creator Kenya Barris.
Regina Hall and Josh Martin are also board as exec producers.
The most recent script was written by Tina Gordon (Drumline), who is also attached to direct the film. hGirls Trip screenwriter Tracy Oliver penned the first draft of the screenplay, based on Martin’s idea.
Erik Baiers and Mika Pryce will oversee the project for the studio.
Martin has starred with Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross in four seasons of ABC’s Emmy-nominated comedy. She is repped by Paradigm, Untitled and Meyers & Downs.
Gordon, who also wrote and directed the Kerry Washington comedy Peeples, is repped by ICM and Ziffren Brittenham.