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Isabela Merced Stars In New 'Spirit Untamed' Trailer - Watch Now!

Isabela Merced Stars In New 'Spirit Untamed' Trailer - Watch Now!

A brand new trailer for the upcoming Spirit Untamed has been released!

The new Spirit franchise movie stars Isabela Merced in the lead role, as Lucky Prescott.

Here’s a synopsis: Lucky Prescott never really knew her late mother, Milagro Navarro (Eiza González), a fearless horse-riding stunt performer from Miradero, a small town on the edge of the wide-open frontier.

Like her mother, Lucky isn’t exactly a fan of rules and restrictions, which has caused her Aunt Cora (Julianne Moore) no small amount of worry. Lucky has grown up in an East Coast city under Cora’s watchful eye, but when Lucky presses her own luck with one too many risky escapades, Cora picks up stakes and moves them both back with Lucky’s father, Jim (Jake Gyllenhaal), in Miradero.

Lucky is decidedly unimpressed with the sleepy little town. She has a change of heart when she meets Spirit, a wild Mustang who shares her independent streak, and befriends two local horseback riders, Abigail Stone (Mckenna Grace) and Pru Granger (Marsai Martin). Pru’s father, stable owner Al Granger (Andre Braugher), is the best friend of Lucky’s father.

When a heartless horse wrangler (Walton Goggins) and his team plan to capture Spirit and his herd and auction them off to a life of captivity and hard labor, Lucky enlists her new friends and bravely embarks on the adventure of a lifetime to rescue the horse who has given her freedom and a sense of purpose, and has helped Lucky discover a connection to her mother’s legacy and to her Mexican heritage that she never expected.

The new Spirit Untamed trailer also features Taylor Swift‘s “Wildest Dreams (Taylor’s Version),” just like the previously released teaser.

The animated pic will be released in theaters on June 4th.


‘Spirit Untamed’ Trailer

Marsai Martin Won This Award For The 3rd Year In a Row!

Marsai Martin Won This Award For The 3rd Year In a Row!

Marsai Martin has picked up another NAACP Image Award!

The 16-year-old actress won the Outstanding Performance By a Youth (Series, Special, Television Movie or Limited Series) award on Wednesday evening (March 24), for her work on black-ish.

This is the third year in a row that she has won that particular honor, and her fourth time overall. She’s been nominated in that category six times.

“So grateful … thank you for always supporting me and my craft. So humbled. much love @naacpimageawards,” she wrote on her Instagram story.

Also winning awards that night were Jamie Foxx for Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance – Motion Picture for Soul, Netflix’s Family Reunion won Outstanding Children’s Program, Disney Junior’s Doc McStuffins won Outstanding Animated series and the show’s star Laya DeLeon Hayes won Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance (Television) for voicing the title character. Soul also picked up Outstanding Animated Motion Picture. It was a big night for Disney!

Marsai is also nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for black-ish. That category will be announced this upcoming Saturday (March 27).

Check out all of this year’s nominees here!

Marsai Martin To Produce New Disney Channel Series, Cast Revealed!

Marsai Martin To Produce New Disney Channel Series, Cast Revealed!

Marsai Martin is executive producing a new show for the Disney Channel!

It was just announced that the 16-year-old and her Genius Productions company are producing the single-camera comedy Saturdays.

“Y’all … I’m so happy to finally be able to talk about this,” Marsai shared on Twitter.

The new series has only been given a pilot order so far, and follows Paris, who, since the age of four, has been honing her skills on the cool parquet floor of SATURDAYS, a local skating rink owned and operated by a former ’90s hip-hop back-up dancer. With its neon lights, galaxy-painted rink and killer D.J. spinning the latest music, SATURDAYS is the place to show and prove.

Paris is the leader of a skate crew and is determined to take them all the way to the top. However, she has sickle cell disease, and when it flares up, it’ll take every ounce of determination to prove the doubters wrong, including her concerned family.

Danielle Jalade (pictured here, on the right) has been cast in the lead role of Paris Johnson, a 13-year-old girl who has spent most of her life roller-skating. Her parents Cal and Deb have been cast with Omar Gooding and Golden Brooks. Jermaine Harris will play her older brother and aspiring DJ, London.

Daria Johns and newcomer Samantha A. Smith have been cast as her best friends, Simone and Roxy, while Yolanda “Yo-Yo” Whitaker will appear in a recurring role as roller rink owner Duchess.

“When we met with Marsai about this project, we couldn’t have been more impressed with her passion for diverse storytelling and commitment to female empowerment,” Rafael Garcia, vice president, Development, Disney Branded Television, said in a statement. “We’re extremely excited to team up with Norman and the Genius Entertainment team to tap into roller-skating culture in a way that’s truly both authentic and aspirational for our audience.”

If you missed it, Marsai recently opened up about once being told there weren’t opportunities out there for her.

Marsai Martin To Host Episode 2 of ABC's 'Soul of a Nation'!

Marsai Martin To Host Episode 2 of ABC's 'Soul of a Nation'!

Marsai Martin is guest hosting the next episode of Soul of a Nation!

The 16-year-old black-ish actress and producer, will host the episode titled “Next,” airing on Tuesday (March 9) on ABC.

In the episode, viewers will see segments which feature the next generation of Black Americans and their unique ability to trail blaze, innovate and live on the cutting-edge no matter what they have to overcome.

Marsai, ABC News’ Adrienne Bankert, Sunny Hostin, Zachary Kiesch and Janai Norman lead the hour which follows TikTok influencers (Jalaiah Harmon and Taylor Cassidy) as they navigate the popular social media app, unpacks the importance of Afrofuturism, details the history of sneaker culture and explores the story of Miss Lucille Burden Osborne, a woman who grew up with relatives who had been enslaved. The episode concludes with a musical performance by singer H.E.R.

Tune in to Soul of the Nation on Tuesday, March 9th at 10pm ET/PT on ABC. The episode will be available on Hulu the next day.

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Yara Shahidi, Marsai Martin, 'Soul' & More Receive NAACP Image Awards 2021 Nominations!

Yara Shahidi, Marsai Martin, 'Soul' & More Receive NAACP Image Awards 2021 Nominations!

The 2021 NAACP Image Awards nominations have been announced with a lot of our faves getting nominations!

Yara Shahidi, Marsai Martin, Chloe x Halle are all among the nominees in TV and music categories, respectively.

Disney and Pixar’s latest movie Soul even picked up a slew of nominations!

Newcomers Jahzir Bruno and Madalen Mills are also nominated for awards for their respective films – The Witches and Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey.

Last year, Marsai picked up a few awards at the ceremony – Outstanding Performance by a Youth, Outstanding Supporting Actress In a Comedy Series and Outstanding Breakthrough Performance in Motion Picture. Check out pics of her and the ish stars at the ceremony!

Voting is currently open to the public – head over to www.NAACPImageAwards.net!

The 2021 NAACP Image Awards will air on March 27th at 8pm ET/PT on BET.

Click inside for the full list of nominations… More Here! »

Marsai Martin Was Once Told There Weren't Opportunities For Her

Marsai Martin Was Once Told There Weren't Opportunities For Her

Marsai Martin is opening up about breaking past naysayers.

In a new interview with Popsugar, the 16-year-old black-ish star shared that her old reps that told her that there were no opportunities for her.

“That was probably the day when I was like, ‘Oh, they’re basically saying since I’m a young Black girl with glasses and an Afro, there’s nothing else for me,’” she said. “If there isn’t anything for me, then there’s nothing for other Black girls who look like me who are trying to make it in this white male-dominated, or even white girl-dominated, industry where that’s the only standard of lead actors or actresses.”

“That was the start of creating my own content, finding myself, and figuring out what I love. I can just go for it and show other girls who look like me that they can do the same thing,” Marsai added.

She sure has proven that there are opportunities, and even there aren’t, she’s making the opportunities through her own production company. Marsai starred in and executive produced the movie Little, which has actually earned her a Guinness World Record!

Marsai has also won multiple BET Awards, NAACP Awards and more – and she’s only 16. We can’t wait to see what she does next!

Marsai Martin Is Now a Guinness World Record Holder!

Marsai Martin Is Now a Guinness World Record Holder!

Marsai Martin is officially a Guinness World Record holder for being the youngest Hollywood executive producer!

The 16-year-old actress won the title for her film Little, which was released in 2019.

“Y’all…I done broke a record 😭 What an amazing honor. Who knew Little would be historic? Huge thanks to Kenya Barris, Tracy Oliver, Tina Gordon, Will Packer, James Lopez, and our WPP team … Thank you to our dope friends at Universal. Eric Baiers, Peter Cramer, Donna Langley, and my wonderful creators Momma & Daddy for making my dreams come true over and over again,” she wrote on Instagram.

At the time of it’s April 12, 2019 release, Marsai was 14 years, 241 days old.

“To be able to create a film, star in it, be with your favorite stars, and actually seeing that entire experience was so amazing,” Marsai said. “It was so fun and so exciting because with my mind, I always want to create things that make me happy and that I would actually imagine myself doing or being a part of. With those types of ideas that I have, it’s insane when it actually comes into fruition.”

“I was very shocked for sure. For me, I could have never imagined being a part of something like this, I am so beyond grateful to be part of it,” she said about being in the “2021 Guinness Book of World Records.”

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