When word spread in early 2018 that Black-ish’s Marsai Martin — the beloved quirky daughter Diane on the show — was set to produce her own comedy film titled Little, fans and stars alike immediately flocked to social media to voice their support. From what we know, the film follows a high-power executive with a bitter chip on her shoulder who one day magically wakes up as a kid again.
As more details have emerged about the flick over the past few months, news recently dropped that powerhouse actresses Regina Hall and Issa Rae have also signed on to work alongside the 14-year-old starlet. (Can we just take a moment to appreciate how amazing it is that THREE women of color are taking on the big screen in leading roles!?) The highly anticipated trailer finally hit the ‘net this past week, and after viewing the preview, we're sure that this movie is bound to bring loads of laughs to all those who watch.
If you need a bit more convincing on why this movie is EVERYTHING, here are four reasons why we’ll be running to the nearest theatre come April 12th when it drops.
1. Martin is set to become the youngest executive producer EVER.
Martin came up with the storyline for Little at just 11-years old after firing an agent who discouraged her from working by telling her to “just chill and take a break." Not only did Martin ignore the agent's critiques and dream up the entire concept for the movie, but she also scored an executive producer credit on the film! This act has made her the youngest executive producer on a major Hollywood movie in history. Talk about major moves, right?!
2. The production team is made up of Hollywood’s heavy hitters.
Besides including the comedic genius of three of the most talented women in the entertainment biz, Little is also backed by knockout production and writing teams. Drumline and ATL’s Tina Gordon Chism and Tracy Oliver, known for Girls Trip, co-wrote the film while Chism also directed. The project was also picked up by major movie studios including Universal Studios, Will Packer Productions, and Khalabo Ink Society (Black-ish creator Kenya Barris' production company).
3. Rae and Hall are fitness fanatics.
At PGS, we love giving props to women who are making fitness a priority in their busy lives! Despite their jam-packed schedules, Rae and Hall have made it clear that they believe health is wealth. And we all know when you feel your best, you produce your best work! Hall opened up to SELF in 2014 about her sweat sessions, which include pilates, runs on the treadmill, and burning calories on the trampoline. Rae got real with Cosmopolitan last year and The Breakfast Club in 2017 about her path to living better, which included giving her diet a total facelift. With lifestyle habits like this, we know these ladies brought their A-game to set every day!
4. The eye candy in the film is REAL.
Luke James and Justin Hartley. Need we say more? James, who's featured on the hit Lee Daniels show STAR, and Hartley from the NBC series This is Us, both make eye-catching cameos in the trailer for Little. And we’re sure they’ll share the audience's undivided attention when they grace the screen with their good looks throughout the movie.
Which one of these reasons makes you want to see the film? Let us know in the comments, sweat sisters?