Black-ish star Marsai Martin signed by WME, to work on upcoming feature with Universal
The 13-year-old actress will be starring, as well as executively producing in 'Little', an upcoming Universal project. The comedy will hit screens next year in September.
WME's latest talent signed onboard is 'Black-ish' breakout star, Marsai Martin. According to Hollywood Reporter, the 13-year-old actress will be starring, as well as executively producing in 'Little', an upcoming Universal project. The comedy will hit screens next year in September.
'Black-ish' Breakout Marsai Martin Signs With WME (Exclusive) https://t.co/SjBuSXe2mE— Movies Guru (@MoviesGuru) May 18, 2018
The plot is also Martin's idea apparently.
It will follow a female protagonist who has had too much of adulthood. She's given the chance to go back and live her uncomplicated and responsibility-free childhood time. Quite the plot from someone in her early teens, don't you think?
The project appears to be loaded with talent. 33-year-old Jo-Issa "Issa" Rae Diop also stars in the feature film. She's writer, director, producer, and web series creator by profession and is popular as well as critically acclaimed for her YouTube web series 'Awkward Black Girl' which she created and starred in.
The series even inspired a spinoff called 'Insecure' produced by HBO.
'Little' will be directed by Tina Gordon and is produced by Will Packer and Kenya Barris with Josh Martin and Regina Hall.
Martin shot to fame with her role of 8-year-old Diane Johnson, the confident and smart daughter of Andre and Rainbow Johnson. She believes that she's smarter than her twin Jack though the two were born only 60 seconds apart. She's the typical smartass who thinks she's got it right all the time but more often than not finds that she's still got a lot to learn.
Thanks to our incredible cast, our hard working crew, and to YOU for a *perfect* season of @blackishabc! We appreciate you taking this ride with us. What was your fave episode of Season 4? #blackish pic.twitter.com/9dIxfiENcX— Tracee Ellis Ross (@TraceeEllisRoss) May 16, 2018
Even with this upcoming project, she will not forsake 'Black-ish'. She will continue to work on the ABC comedy show which just finished up its fourth successful season.
It has been renewed for a fifth season though there is no set date announced for the premiere. Anthony Anderson will return as Dre, Ross as Rainbow, Yara Shahidi as Zoey, Marcus Scribner as Andre Jr., Miles Brown as Jack, Marsai Martin as Diane, Jenifer Lewis as Ruby, Laurence Fishburne as Pops, Peter Mackenzie as Mr. Stevens and Deon Cole as Charlie Telphy.