Many people might know Marsai Martin as the conniving daughter Diane on the hit show Black-ish.
Well now, the 13-year old is making her own big moves with a new movie project on the way! She is set to executive produce and star in a Universal comedy called Little, based on her own original idea.
Little will follow the story an adult woman who gets to relive her carefree youth after adult life overwhelms her.
Will Packer and James Lopez Girls Trip fame will produce the film along with Black-ish creator Kenya Barris. Marsai will also share her executive producing duties with Josh Martin and Girls Trip star Regina Hall.
To continue the Girls Trip family love, the writer from the 2017 film, Tracy Oliver, was able to pin the first draft the Little script. Peeples writer-director Tina Gordon Chism is set to direct.
Atlanta’s Blackhall Studios has launched its new film production company, Blackhall Entertainment, allowing the studio to finance and produce its own content with the aim of generating up to four films annually.
Its first project is the horror thriller, “Schoolhouse,” which follows four teenage graffiti artists who hide from the police in an old abandoned schoolhouse, where they quickly discover the building is occupied by someone for their own dark purposes.
The film is directed by Steven Perez from a script by Jennifer Perez and Steven Perez. It is produced by Steven Perez and Eric Hooge and executive produced by Ryan Millsap. The cast includes Scott Rosenfeld, Paige Hullett, Cameron Chester, Daniel Annone, Christian Sholfield, Michael Anthony Begozzi, Amber Neukum, Tyler Buckingham, and Chris Charm.
With a squad like this, it seems Marsai might have a hit on her hands. We’ll keep you updated as the movie develops!