‘Black-ish’ star Marsai Martin to produce, star in upcoming comedy ‘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 Hollywood Reporter was the first to report the news on Wednesday.
Tina Gordon Chism will direct the film and “Black-ish” creator, Kenya Barris is slated as one of the producers.
“Black-ish” co-star Tracee Ellis Ross took to Twitter to fangirl over the exciting news. “Yaaaasssss @marsaimartin!!!” Ross tweeted.
Martin was recently nominated for an NAACP Award for outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series for her role on “Black-ish.”