With movies like What Men Want, Shaft, and The Lion King dropping in theaters this year, 2019 is truly the year of the reboot done right. Now, Marsai Martin is making history as the youngest executive producer in Hollywood with her new spin on a legendary film. The 1988 classic, Big, told the story of a 12-year-old who makes a wish on a vintage fortune teller carnival game to be "big" and wakes up the next day as a 30-year-old man (played by Tom Hanks).
Little, produced by Marsai Martin, Kenya Barris, and Will Packer flips this narrative and gives us a black girl magic trifecta of actresses we didn't know we needed. Will shared exclusively with xoNecole:
"You think about it, and we've got Regina Hall in it who is clearly an established star and Issa Rae, who's, you know, this is her time now. And, and then you've got a Marsai who's got next, you know, so you've got all three, three levels of amazing actresses in this movie. Everybody says, black girl magic. This is literal black girls. And the movie's magical. This is actual, real black girl magic."
Our team had the opportunity to go behind the scenes of Little, which was written, directed, produced and is starring black women and one thing is for damn sure -- there was some true movie magic made in this must-see remake.
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In our behind-the-scenes look at Little, creator and 14-year-old style goddess Marsai Martin gives the tea on where she got this great idea for the film, why she chose Regina Hall as her future self, and what surprises we can expect to see in the new movie. The film is set to release April 12, but if you're like me and can't wait until it hits theaters, never fear; xoNecole is here with all deets.
Check out our interview with some of the Little's star players and executive producer Will Packer in the video above.
Featured image courtesy of Universal Studios.