On January 9th, Universal dropped the first trailer for its upcoming release, Little.
In an interview with The Root, Martin shared, the idea for Little came to her at ten-years-old after “falling in love” with Tom Hanks body-swap comedy Big. Martin told writer/producer Kenya Barris (Girls Trip) about her idea at after the Black-ish Season 1 finale. The film grew from there. The comedy will make history (for a few months that is) with 14-year-old Black-ish star, Marsai Martin serving as the youngest executive producer of a Hollywood film.
Scheduled to hit theaters in April 2019, Little’s built on #BlackGirlMagic and cast accordingly. Regina Hall (Girls Trip) and Issa Rea (Insecure) join Martin in rounding out the cast’s primary players.
From the look of things, Little blends the best of contemporary storytelling with the magical elements and humor that make Big enduringly popular.
Synopsis: Jordan Sanders (Hall) is a take-no-prisoners tech mogul. After an encounter with a young girl – that ends with a brilliant play on the “I wish you would” life philosophy – in her offices, Jordan wakes up a 13-year-old girl (again) just before a make-or-break presentation. Jordan’s browbeaten and beleaguered – aka the girl who couldn’t be me – personal assistant April (Rea) is the only one in on her secret.
April steps in to save the Jordan – who’s tormented her incessantly – from losing everything and maybe, from herself. Little taps into a few cultural archetypes to turn the body-swap comedy into a story about “price of success, the power of sisterhood and having a second chance to grow up — and glow up — right.”
Check Out the First Trailer for Little Below:
Cast: Regina Hall, Issa Rae, Marsai Martin
Director: Tina Gordon Chism
Story: Tracy Oliver
Screenplay: Tracy Oliver, Tina Gordon Chism
Producers: Will Packer, Kenya Barris, James Lopez
Executive Producers: Preston Holmes, Marsai Martin, Regina Hall, Josh Martin