15-Year-Old Marsai Martin to produce another film with Universal

The 'black-ish' star predicts that '2020 is gonna be a crazy year!'

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15-year-old black-ish star Marsai Martin will produce a new film for Universal Pictures under a first-look deal with the company.

The deal was inked in February and is now the bridge to her forthcoming comedy, Queen, which will be created under her Genius Productions banner. The film will be written by Camila Blackett, but the plot is currently a mystery.

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The Hollywood Reporter details the latest film will be co-produced by Joshua Martin, Carol Martin, and Prince Baggett. The executive producer hat will be worn by Blackett. Senior VP production Sara Scott and director of development Lexi Barta will guide the production for Universal.

Martin previously worked alongside Universal for the comedy Little, a film she executive produced and starred in with Issa Rae and Regina Hall. The movie pulled in $40.6 million at the domestic box office.

“Never not creating. 2020 is about to be one crazy year,” Martin wrote on Instagram of the announcement and was met by the praise of her followers.


Martin would also speak on future projects and the work as a producer in a cover spread with Galore magazine.

“There are so many movies and content that are coming down the pipeline soon,” Martin said. “The upcoming project with Mandeville and Don Cheadle will be amazing. I also have Step Monster with my own production company, Genius Productions. Also, be sure to look out for more videos on my new YouTube Channel and subscribe as I have some cool ideas coming to life on that platform!”

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Of those projects is another effort with Universal, which is an adaptation of Amari and the Night Brothers. The film tells the story of a Black girl who discovers her magical powers. Martin will also produce that film.