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‘Little’ Is A Celebration Of “Black Girl Magic,” Down To The Tiniest Details, According To The Cast & Crew

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‘Little’ Is A Celebration Of “Black Girl Magic,” Down To The Tiniest Details, According To The Cast & Crew


In the new family comedy Little, out April 12, Regina Hall and black-ish star Marsai Martin share a role — that of Jordan, a bullied teen who becomes a bullying adult… and then finds herself plopped magically back into her middle school nightmare. The plot is the brainchild of Martin, who was just 10 years old when she sat down with her parents and came up with a pitch for a Big-esque comedy for kids like her. From the very start, Little was intended to be a celebration of “Black Girl Magic,” Bustle learned at a visit to the movie’s Atlanta set earlier last year. And the creative team took steps to make sure that girls and women of color were involved on every level.

“This movie, universal theme, relatable to everybody, but it is very much through the lens and from the perspective of these characters,” executive producer Will Packer (who also produced Girls Trip) says of Little‘s body swap plot. “When I was talking to Universal about it, I said, ‘You don’t have a movie for mothers to take their daughters …

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