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‘Black-ish’ Star to Become Youngest Executive Producer in History

14-year-old ‘Black-ish’ star Marsai Martin will become the youngest executive producer in Hollywood history with the release of “Little.”

'Black-ish' Star to Become Youngest Executive Producer in History
Marsai Martin at the 2018 American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theatre LA Live (Photo credit: Paul Smith, Featureflash Photo Agency / Shutterstock.com)

Marsai Martin, the 14-year-old black-ish star, is set to become Hollywood’s youngest executive producer with the release of the upcoming comedy film, Little, according to Entertainment Tonight.

Martin not only produced the film but she also stars in the comedy with Insecure creator Issa Rae. Little is an adaptation of Tom Hanks’ 1988 film Big. 

Writer Tracy Y. Oliver said she worked on the pitch for this movie with the then-11-year-old actress.

“True story: I went into Universal to do a joint pitch with a then 11 year old Marsai Martin for this movie that SHE dreamt up,” Oliver tweeted.

The trailer for the film was released this week. The film is about a woman named Jordan Sanders (Regina Hall) who is cursed and transformed into her 13-year-old self (Martin).

Martin spoke to ET’s Courtney Tezeno about becoming a producer before the movie was shot. “This is the first movie I have in front of the camera and behind the camera. And it’s not gonna be my last.”

Little opens in theaters April 12.

 

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