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Luke James says working alongside Issa Rae, Regina Hall and Marsai Martin in Little was a lesson in itself


Paul Archuleta/FilmMagicLuke James‘ new film Little arrives in theaters today, and it’s all about dreaming big. 

The Tina Gordon-directed movie, which stars Issa Rae, Regina Hall and Marsai Martin, follows the story of strong-willed tech mogul Jordan Sanders, played by Hall, who wakes up as a 13-year-old version of herself, portrayed by Martin. 

Martin came up with the idea for Little after seeing the 1988 movie Big, which stars Tom Hanks as a young boy who turns into an adult.  And at age 14, she’s also an executive producer on the project.

James, who plays the lover of Hall’s character in the movie, says being part of the film was a “lesson in itself.” Not only did he get to work with a cast of amazing actresses, but the crew was also predominantly made up of women. He says as a result, the environment on set was “awesome.”

“[There are] so many different things you can take from it,” Luke tells ABC Radio. “Y’know, Marsai is a producer: the youngest producer ever.  A young black producer. A young black female producer. It’s pretty awesome for myself.”

James calls Martin’s concept for the film “brilliant,” and says, “It’s no better time than now, y’know? You’ve got a great idea, you surround yourself with the most amazing tribe to make those magical things happen. And, look what happens: It happens!”

Little, directed by Tina Gordon and produced by Girls Trip producer Will Packer, is now in theaters.

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