14-year old Black-ish movie star Marsai Martin is set to become the youngest executive producer in Hollywood history.
According to Entertainment Tonight, Martin worked as the executive producer and leading star for the comedy film Little which is set to be released in April 12 this year.
Little is a body swapping comedy starring Regina Hall as Jordan, a businesswoman who gets trapped in a little child’s body played by Marsai.
Marsai pitched the idea when she was 11 years old to Black-ish executive producer Kenya Barris after being inspired by the 1988 Tom Hanks film, Big.
Marsai confirms that it was not an easy feat to achieve at such a young age and reveals that she will be acting and producing more movies in the future.
“When the world tells you your dream is too big…you search for folks that can see your vision,” she says.
Writer Tracy Oliver took to Twitter to confirm that the idea for the film was solely Martin’s.
True story: I went into Universal to do a joint pitch with a then 11 year old @marsaimartin for this movie that SHE dreamt up. So young, but so confident! WAY more than me. Thank you for the honor of writing this movie! Proud of you, girl 👏👏👏 https://t.co/wVrJyhX9jR
— Tracy Y. Oliver (@TracyYOliver) January 10, 2019