Black-ish‘s Marsai Martin has locked down her feature film.
The 13-year-old actress will executive produce and star in the Universal comedy Little, EW has confirmed. Based on a story idea that Martin came up with, the film follows a woman who gets the chance to relive the carefree life as her younger self when the pressures of adulthood become too much.
The Hollywood Reporter was the first to report the news.
According to the trade, the movie was initially written by Girls Trip screenwriter Tracy Oliver; however, Tina Gordon Chism (Peeples, Drumline) wrote the most recent version of the script and will also direct it.
Girls Trip producers Will Packer and James Lopez will produce with black-ish creator Kenya Barris, who also co-wrote the aforementioned 2017 comedy. Regina Hall (Girls Trip) and Josh Martin will also executive produce.
For the past four years, Martin has played the Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross’ precocious and scene-stealing 10-year-old daughter Diane, the fraternal twin of Jack (Miles Brown). Ross celebrated Martin’s big movie deal on Twitter with an enthusiastic “Yaaaasssss.” Check out her tweet below.
Black-ish airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. on ABC.