Marsai Martin has unquestionably conquered the small screen with her hit television show, Black-ish. Now, on the heels of her success with Little, Martin is proving that she is set to conquer the big-screen box office in front of and behind the camera.

Marsai Martin
Marsai Martin attends the 18th annual Chrysalis Butterfly Ball on June 01, 2019 in Brentwood, California

Recently, it was announced that Universal Pictures has won the bidding war to option the rights to first-time novelist, B.B. Alston’s debut book, Amari and the Night Brothers. Martin will team up with Todd Lieberman and David Hoberman of Mandeville Films, and Don Cheadle to produce the project. In addition to producing the film, Martin is also set to star in the project.


So, what is the book about? Well, not much has been let out about the fantasy fiction work, but what we do know is that it follows the story of a middle-school young black girl who discovers she has hidden powers and goes on a journey to explore those powers. Balzer + Bray, a part of HarperCollins Publishers, won a six-way auction for U.S. rights to the book. A publishing date for the piece is slated for January 2021.

Stay tuned for more on this developing story. We cannot wait to see Marsai Martin as somewhat of a superhero with superpowers!

Tiffany Silva

Tiffany Silva

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