‘Little’ Trailer Provides a Fun New Spin on Tom Hanks Comedy ‘Big’

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The first trailer has been released for Little, an upcoming comedy that works as different gender and cultural take on the narrative offered up in classic Tom Hanks comedy Big.

Regina Hall stars as Jordan Sanders, an in-your-face, highly successful tech mogul who doesn’t make it easy for her employees. After running into a child who makes a wish that she was her age, Jordan wakes up in the body of  an awkward tween girl (Marsai Martin). Issa Rae plays Jordan’s long-suffering assistant, who now finds herself as the only one that knows about her boss’ situation.

This marks the second feature film from writer-director Tina Gordon Chism, who previously helmed comedy Peeples and whose writing credits include Drumline and ATL. The story is the brainchild of Girls co-writer Tracy Oliver, and it could be another big hit. The trailer shows off a confident and amusing tone, with a charismatic, chemistry-laden cast, and a particularly showy role for young Martin, who you may know from sitcom Black-ish. Could be fun.

Little opens in cinemas around Australia on April 11 and hits the US on April 12.

Universal’s official synopsis for Little:

Girls Trip’s Regina Hall and Black-ish’s Marsai Martin both star as Jordan Sanders — Hall as the take-no-prisoners tech mogul adult version of Jordan and Martin as the 13-year-old version of her who wakes up in her adult self’s penthouse just before a do-or-die presentation.

Insecure’s 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, 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.

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