2018 American Music Awards - Red Carpet

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The #BlackGirlMagic runneth over in the trailer for Little starring Marsai Martin, Issa Rae and Regina Hall, a cute and fun film about an insufferable tech mogul, Jordan Sanders, who wakes up as the 13-year-old version of herself.

Martin plays a young Sanders while Regina Hall is perfect as the adult exec who tortures her employees, including April (Issa Rae). Jordan and April bond as the roles are reversed and April finds herself bossing around her younger, older boss.

Little, an idea from Martin who was inspired by Tom Hanks’ body-swapping classic Big, makes Martin the youngest Black executive producer in Hollywood.

“It was one of my most favorite films growing up,” Martin told The Root. “After the Season 1 finale of Black-ish, we told Kenya Barris about it, and he called Will [Packer] and said: ‘Yo, you know the girl who plays Diane on Black-ish? She has this dope idea!’”

Little is directed by Tina Gordon (writer, Drumline) with a story by Tracy Oliver (Girls Trip) and a screenplay by Oliver and Gordon, based on an idea by teen actress Martin. The film is produced by Packer and his producing partner James Lopez and by Kenya Barris (Girls Trip, Black-ish), and is executive produced by Preston Holmes (Night School), Hall, Marsai Martin and Josh Martin.

Little hits theaters April 12.

Check out more adorable photos of Marsai Martin, below:

Marsai Martin Stars In ‘Little,’ Makes History As The Youngest Executive Producer In Hollywood was originally published on hellobeautiful.com

1. The Daily Front Row Hosts 4th Annual Fashion Los Angeles Awards – Inside

The Daily Front Row Hosts 4th Annual Fashion Los Angeles Awards - Inside Source:Getty

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – APRIL 08: Marsai Martin attends The Daily Front Row’s 4th Annual Fashion Los Angeles Awards at Beverly Hills Hotel on April 8, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for The Daily Front Row) vertical,photography,celebrities,people,one person,arts culture and entertainment,attending,usa,looking at camera,california,city of los angeles,fashion,award,annual event,three quarter length,routine,front row,beverly hills hotel,beverly hills – california,marsai martin

2. The Daily Front Row’s 4th Annual Fashion Los Angeles Awards – Arrivals

The Daily Front Row's 4th Annual Fashion Los Angeles Awards - Arrivals Source:Getty

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – APRIL 08: Marsai Martin attends The Daily Front Row’s 4th Annual Fashion Los Angeles Awards – Arrivals at The Beverly Hills Hotel on April 8, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images) vertical,photography,celebrities,people,one person,arts culture and entertainment,attending,usa,pink color,looking at camera,arrival,tassel,california,city of los angeles,black hair,dress,fashion,award,annual event,three quarter length,awards ceremony,long hair,routine,belt,wide belt,drop earring,long sleeved,wavy hair,front row,highlights,white dress,beverly hills hotel,pink belt,belt over top,white color,beverly hills – california,marsai martin

3. Marie Claire Celebrates Fifth Annual ‘Fresh Faces’ in Hollywood with SheaMoisture, Simon G. and Sam Edelman – Arrivals

Marie Claire Celebrates Fifth Annual 'Fresh Faces' in Hollywood with SheaMoisture, Simon G. and Sam Edelman - Arrivals Source:Getty

LOS ANGELES, CA – APRIL 27: Marsai Martin attends Marie Claire Celebrates Fifth Annual ‘Fresh Faces’ in Hollywood with SheaMoisture, Simon G. and Sam Edelman at Poppy on April 27, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Marie Claire) vertical,photography,people,full length,one person,arts culture and entertainment,attending,usa,celebration,looking at camera,smiling,california,city of los angeles,human body part,hollywood – california,human face,incidental people,marie claire magazine,marsai martin,poppy – plant,simon g.

4. FYC Event For ABC’s ‘Blackish’ – Arrivals

FYC Event For ABC's 'Blackish' - Arrivals Source:Getty

BURBANK, CA – APRIL 28: Actress Marsai Martin attends the FYC event for ABC’s ‘Blackish’ at The Walt Disney Studios on April 28, 2018 in Burbank, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic) vertical,photography,celebrities,people,full length,one person,arts culture and entertainment,attending,usa,looking at camera,smiling,actress,california,black hair,yellow,event,shoe,long hair,hand on hip,short sleeved,top – garment,pants,wavy hair,open toe,sandal,pastel colored,black shoe,burbank,polka dot,round neckline,white color,black color,abc – broadcasting company,black-ish – television show,marsai martin,middle hair part,yellow pants

5. ABC’s ‘Black-ish’ – Season Four

ABC's 'Black-ish' - Season Four Source:Getty

BLACK-ISH – The cast and executive producers of ABC’s critically-acclaimed hit comedy ‘black-ish’ attended the ABC Studios ‘For Your Consideration’ event at The Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, CA on Saturday, April 28, 2018. (Aaron Poole via Getty Images) MARSAI MARTIN photography,arts culture and entertainment,attending,horizontal,usa,television show,cast member,california,event,humor,executive producer,burbank,abc studios,abc – broadcasting company,black-ish – television show,marsai martin

6. The United State Of Women Summit 2018 – Day 1

The United State Of Women Summit 2018 - Day 1 Source:Getty

LOS ANGELES, CA – MAY 05: Marsai Martin speaks on stage at The United State of Women Summit 2018 – Day 1 on May 5, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images) photography,celebrities,people,one person,arts culture and entertainment,horizontal,usa,waist up,smiling,california,city of los angeles,talking,incidental people,day 1,stage – performance space,marsai martin

7. NYLON Hosts Annual Young Hollywood Party – Arrivals

NYLON Hosts Annual Young Hollywood Party - Arrivals Source:Getty

LOS ANGELES, CA – MAY 22: Marsai Martin arrives for NYLON Hosts Annual Young Hollywood Party at Avenue on May 22, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/FilmMagic) vertical,photography,celebrities,people,full length,one person,arts culture and entertainment,usa,looking at camera,arrival,blue,california,city of los angeles,purse,fashion,annual event,silver colored,metallic,floral pattern,avenue,jumpsuit,long sleeved,pastel colored,nylon magazine,wide leg pants,minaudiere,square neckline,silver purse,metallic purse,marsai martin,blue jumpsuit,light blue,nylon young hollywood party

8. Entertainment Weekly Pre-Emmy Party 2018

Entertainment Weekly Pre-Emmy Party 2018 Source:Getty

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA – SEPTEMBER 15: Marsai Martin attends the Entertainment Weekly Pre-Emmy Party 2018 at Sunset Tower Hotel on September 15, 2018 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images) vertical,color image,photography,celebrities,people,full length,pattern,one person,arts culture and entertainment,attending,usa,california,black hair,west hollywood,dress,silver colored,multi colored,shoe,metallic,asymmetric clothing,asymmetric dress,ankle strap shoe,high heels,silver shoe,open toe,sandal,entertainment weekly,sleeveless dress,high collar,topknot,sunset tower hotel,minaudiere,multi colored dress,metallic shoe,pre-emmy party,sleeveless,marsai martin

9. 2018 Entertainment Weekly Pre-Emmy Party – Arrivals

2018 Entertainment Weekly Pre-Emmy Party - Arrivals Source:Getty

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA – SEPTEMBER 15: Marsai Martin arrives to the 2018 Entertainment Weekly Pre-Emmy Party at Sunset Tower Hotel on September 15, 2018 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images) vertical,color image,photography,celebrities,people,one person,arts culture and entertainment,usa,looking at camera,arrival,portrait,headshot,theatrical performance,television show,smiling,california,west hollywood,entertainment weekly,sunset tower hotel,pre-emmy party,marsai martin

10. 70th Emmy Awards – Arrivals

70th Emmy Awards - Arrivals Source:Getty

LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 17: Marsai Martin attends the 70th Emmy Awards – Arrivals at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images) vertical,color image,photography,celebrities,arts culture and entertainment,attending,usa,topics,topix,bestof,arrival,california,city of los angeles,emmy awards,marsai martin,microsoft theater – los angeles,70th annual primetime emmy awards

11. 70th Emmy Awards – Arrivals

70th Emmy Awards - Arrivals Source:Getty

LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 17: Marsai Martin attends the 70th Emmy Awards – Arrivals at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images) vertical,color image,photography,celebrities,arts culture and entertainment,attending,usa,topics,topix,bestof,arrival,california,city of los angeles,emmy awards,marsai martin,microsoft theater – los angeles,70th annual primetime emmy awards

12. 2018 American Music Awards – Red Carpet

2018 American Music Awards - Red Carpet Source:Getty

LOS ANGELES, CA – OCTOBER 09: Marsai Martin attends the 2018 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on October 9, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images For dcp) photography,celebrities,people,one person,arts culture and entertainment,attending,horizontal,usa,looking at camera,portrait,music,headshot,smiling,california,city of los angeles,award,incidental people,awards ceremony,american music awards,music award,marsai martin,microsoft theater – los angeles,2018 american music awards

13. 2018 American Music Awards – Arrivals

2018 American Music Awards - Arrivals Source:Getty

LOS ANGELES, CA – OCTOBER 09: Marsai Martin attends the 2018 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on October 9, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage) vertical,photography,celebrities,people,one person,arts culture and entertainment,attending,usa,looking at camera,waist up,music,california,city of los angeles,rear view,award,looking over shoulder,awards ceremony,american music awards,music award,alternative pose,marsai martin,microsoft theater – los angeles,2018 american music awards

14. 2018 American Music Awards – Arrivals

2018 American Music Awards - Arrivals Source:Getty

LOS ANGELES, CA – OCTOBER 09: Marsai Martin attends the 2018 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on October 9, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images) vertical,photography,celebrities,arts culture and entertainment,attending,usa,california,city of los angeles,american music awards,music award,marsai martin,microsoft theater – los angeles,2018 american music awards

15. InStyle And Kate Spade Dinner At Spring Place

InStyle And Kate Spade Dinner At Spring Place Source:Getty

LOS ANGELES, CA – OCTOBER 23: Marsai Martin attends the InStyle and Kate Spade dinner at Spring Place on October 23, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for InStyle) vertical,photography,celebrities,people,full length,one person,arts culture and entertainment,attending,usa,topix,looking at camera,film industry,theatrical performance,television show,blue,california,city of los angeles,economy,dress,fashion,silver colored,mini dress,metallic,dinner,high heels,spaghetti straps,instyle magazine,blue dress,box clutch bag,seamless pattern,business finance and industry,finance and economy,marsai martin,waffled

16. Black-ish 100th Episode Celebration

Black-ish 100th Episode Celebration Source:Getty

BURBANK, CA – NOVEMBER 10: Marsai Martin attends Black-ish 100th Episode Celebration at Walt Disney Studios on November 10, 2018 in Burbank, California. (Photo by Earl Gibson III/Getty Images) vertical,color image,photography,celebrities,people,one person,arts culture and entertainment,attending,usa,celebration,looking at camera,portrait,headshot,theatrical performance,television show,smiling,california,burbank,black-ish – television show,marsai martin

17. Black-ish 100th Episode Celebration

Black-ish 100th Episode Celebration Source:Getty

BURBANK, CA – NOVEMBER 10: Marsai Martin attends Black-ish 100th Episode Celebration at Walt Disney Studios on November 10, 2018 in Burbank, California. (Photo by Earl Gibson III/Getty Images) color image,photography,celebrities,people,one person,arts culture and entertainment,attending,horizontal,usa,celebration,looking at camera,portrait,headshot,theatrical performance,television show,smiling,california,burbank,black-ish – television show,marsai martin

18. ABC’s ‘Black-ish’ – Season Five

ABC's 'Black-ish' - Season Five Source:Getty

BLACK-ISH – The cast and executive producers of ABC’s critically acclaimed hit comedy ‘black-ish’ celebrates the 100th episode, a tribute to musical icon Prince, with a special screening event at The Walt Disney Studios in Los Angeles on Saturday, November 10, 2018. ‘Purple Rain’ airs Tuesday, November 13 (9:00-9:30 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand. (Troy Harvey/ABC via Getty Images) MARSAI MARTIN vertical,photography,arts culture and entertainment,usa,celebration,music,screening,television show,cast member,california,city of los angeles,event,humor,tribute event,demanding,executive producer,abc – broadcasting company,black-ish – television show,marsai martin

19. ABC’s ‘Black-ish’ – Season Five

ABC's 'Black-ish' - Season Five Source:Getty

BLACK-ISH – The cast and executive producers of ABC’s critically acclaimed hit comedy ‘black-ish’ celebrates the 100th episode, a tribute to musical icon Prince, with a special screening event at The Walt Disney Studios in Los Angeles on Saturday, November 10, 2018. ‘Purple Rain’ airs Tuesday, November 13 (9:00-9:30 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand. (Troy Harvey/ABC via Getty Images) MARSAI MARTIN vertical,photography,arts culture and entertainment,usa,celebration,music,screening,television show,cast member,california,city of los angeles,event,humor,tribute event,demanding,executive producer,abc – broadcasting company,black-ish – television show,marsai martin

20. ABC’s ‘Black-ish’ – Season Four

ABC's 'Black-ish' - Season Four Source:Getty

BLACK-ISH – The cast and executive producers of ABC’s critically-acclaimed hit comedy ‘black-ish’ attended the ABC Studios ‘For Your Consideration’ event at The Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, CA on Saturday, April 28, 2018. (Aaron Poole via Getty Images) YARA SHAHIDI, MARSAI MARTIN, MILES BROWN, MARCUS SCRIBNER photography,arts culture and entertainment,attending,horizontal,usa,television show,cast member,california,event,humor,executive producer,burbank,abc studios,abc – broadcasting company,black-ish – television show,yara shahidi,miles brown,marcus scribner,marsai martin

21. 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards – Arrivals

24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards - Arrivals Source:Vallery Jean/FilmMagic/Getty Images

LOS ANGELES, CA – JANUARY 21: Marsai Martin arrives at the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Dan MacMedan/Getty Images) vertical,photography,celebrities,people,one person,arts culture and entertainment,usa,arrival,headshot,california,city of los angeles,black hair,fashion,close-up,award,earring,ruffled,awards ceremony,shrine auditorium,straight hair,tulle netting,mascara,sheer fabric,eye make-up,side part,maroon,screen actors guild,screen actors guild awards,pale lipstick,sleeveless,round neckline,marsai martin,24th screen actors guild awards

22. Amazon Studios Golden Globes Celebration – Arrivals

Amazon Studios Golden Globes Celebration - Arrivals Source:Getty

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – JANUARY 07: Actor Marsai Martin attends Amazon Studios’ Golden Globes Celebration at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Earl Gibson III/Getty Images) photography,celebrities,people,one person,arts culture and entertainment,attending,horizontal,usa,celebration,looking at camera,television show,smiling,california,the beverly hilton hotel,three quarter length,golden globe awards,beverly hills – california,marsai martin,amazon studios,75th golden globe awards

23. 49th NAACP Image Awards – Non-Televised Awards Dinner and Ceremony

49th NAACP Image Awards - Non-Televised Awards Dinner and Ceremony Source:Getty

PASADENA, CA – JANUARY 14: Actress Marsai Martin attends the 49th NAACP Image Awards Non-Televised Award Show at The Pasadena Civic Auditorium on January 14, 2018 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for NAACP) vertical,photography,people,one person,arts culture and entertainment,attending,usa,topix,bestof,looking at camera,portrait,headshot,california,awards ceremony,pasadena – california,naacp image awards,pasadena civic auditorium,marsai martin

24. 2017 BET Awards – Arrivals

2017 BET Awards - Arrivals Source:Getty

LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 25: Marsai Martin at the 2017 BET Awards at Microsoft Square on June 25, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images) vertical,photography,celebrities,arts culture and entertainment,usa,california,city of los angeles,bet awards,marsai martin

25. 49th NAACP Image Awards – Non-Televised Awards Dinner and Ceremony

49th NAACP Image Awards - Non-Televised Awards Dinner and Ceremony Source:Getty

PASADENA, CA – JANUARY 14: Actress Marsai Martin attends the 49th NAACP Image Awards Non-Televised Award Show at The Pasadena Civic Auditorium on January 14, 2018 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for NAACP) vertical,photography,people,one person,arts culture and entertainment,attending,usa,topix,bestof,looking at camera,portrait,headshot,california,awards ceremony,pasadena – california,naacp image awards,pasadena civic auditorium,marsai martin

26. 49th NAACP Image Awards – Non-Televised Awards Dinner and Ceremony

49th NAACP Image Awards - Non-Televised Awards Dinner and Ceremony Source:Getty

PASADENA, CA – JANUARY 14: Actress Marsai Martin attends the 49th NAACP Image Awards Non-Televised Award Show at The Pasadena Civic Auditorium on January 14, 2018 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for NAACP) vertical,photography,people,full length,one person,arts culture and entertainment,attending,usa,topix,bestof,looking at camera,california,incidental people,awards ceremony,pasadena – california,naacp image awards,pasadena civic auditorium,marsai martin

27. Amazon Studios Golden Globes Celebration – Arrivals

Amazon Studios Golden Globes Celebration - Arrivals Source:Getty

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – JANUARY 07: Actor Marsai Martin attends Amazon Studios’ Golden Globes Celebration at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Earl Gibson III/Getty Images) photography,celebrities,people,one person,arts culture and entertainment,attending,horizontal,usa,celebration,looking at camera,television show,smiling,california,the beverly hilton hotel,three quarter length,golden globe awards,beverly hills – california,marsai martin,amazon studios,75th golden globe awards

28. Amazon Studios Golden Globes Celebration – Arrivals

Amazon Studios Golden Globes Celebration - Arrivals Source:Getty

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – JANUARY 07: Actress Marsai Martin arrives at the Amazon Studios Golden Globes Celebration at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Rodin Eckenroth/WireImage) vertical,photography,celebrities,arts culture and entertainment,usa,celebration,arrival,television show,california,the beverly hilton hotel,golden globe awards,beverly hills – california,marsai martin,75th golden globe awards

29. 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards – Arrivals

69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards - Arrivals Source:Getty

LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 17: Actor Marsai Martin attends the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images) vertical,photography,celebrities,arts culture and entertainment,attending,usa,television show,california,city of los angeles,fashion,award,awards ceremony,annual primetime emmy awards,microsoft theater,marsai martin,69th annual primetime emmy awards

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