Marsai Martin Lands Lead Role In Amazon Live-Action Special

Our favorite little actress is doing big things!

Black-ish” star Marsai Martin will star in Amazon’s “American Girl” live-action special, “Melody, 1963: Love Has to Win, an American Girl Story.”

Via The Wrap:

Based in 1963 Detroit during the civil rights movement, “Melody” centers around a 10-year-old girl whose eyes are opened to the racial inequality surrounding her, including the 1963 Birmingham Church Bombing, according to Amazon.

As a result, Melody’s belief in the indivisible promise of our country’s Pledge of Allegiance comes into question as she challenges her teacher on the validity of this given the horrific tragedy, the official description continued. After an emotional journey of self-reflection, her mother gives her the courage she needs by reminding her that it’s important to stand up for what’s right, even when it’s hard or scary.

Executive produced by Common, “Love Has to Win” also stars Frances Fisher as Miss Abbot, Frankie Faison as Melody’s grandfather Frank Ellison, and Idara Victor as Melody’s mother Frances Ellison.

Melody, 1963: Love Has to Win, an American Girl Story” is set to premiere on Amazon Prime video this fall.

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