Regina Hall & Marsai Martin Pull the Old Body-Swap Switcheroo
Fans of 13 Going on 30 finally have a new reason to get up in the morning. While it’s not exactly a remake, Little follows basically the same premise, with one woman swapping bodies with her younger self. It’s been awhile since a good old fashion switcheroo comedy has landed on our stoop. We’ll enjoy it while we can.
Girls Trip star Regina King and Black-ish star Marsai Martin both star as Jordan Sanders. Hall is the take-no-prisoners tech mogul adult version of Jordan, and Martin is the 13-year-old version of her who wakes up in her adult self’s penthouse just before a do-or-die presentation.
Insecure star Issa Rae plays Jordan’s long-suffering assistant April, the only one in on the secret that her daily tormentor is now trapped in an awkward tween body just as everything is on the line. Little is an irreverent new comedy about the price of success, the power of sisterhood and having a second chance to grow up, and glow up, right.
Will Packer, blockbuster producer of Girls Trip, the Ride Along franchise, and ten movies that have opened No. 1 at the U.S. box office, including Night School, No Good Deed and Think Like a Man, brings an all-new perspective to the body-swap comedy.
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.
Regina King really gets into playing the overbearing boss in the first trailer for Little. She is constantly on the warpath for no particular reason, other than that she has the power to act like a complete ass. She torments her assistant ruthlessly, and takes out her aggressions on just about everyone around her. As she explains it, she got big, and she got rich, so she can do pretty much whatever she wants. During a heated altercation with a 13-year-old, a wish is said out loud, and Jordan Sanders suddenly finds herself in the body of her former tween self.
‘What in the Black Jesus?’ Is all her assistant April can say upon discovering this magical switcheroo wish. Suddenly, April is forced by child protective services to get April in school, as the tiny tyrant finds she has no power in the real word no matter how loud she can be. Check out the first trailer and poster for Little, which arrive direct from Universal Pictures.