Black-ish actress to play Melody in upcoming American Girl special

he Melody mania is only getting started. The newest American Girl Doll from Detroit is heading to a screen near you.

After the Detroit release events last weekend, and the dolls officially going on sale nationwide yesterday, the Melody live-action special is just on the horizon.

Black-ish actress Marsai Martin was recently cast to play the title role in the upcoming Amazon Prime Video special Melody, 1963: Love Has to Win, an American Girl Story scheduled to be released this fall.

The film will focus on 10-year-old Melody Ellison’s realization of racial inequality, paralleling the plots in the Melody books.

Martin is joined by The Wire’s Frankie Faison and Rizzoli & Isles’ Idara Victor. Common is executive producing along with Alison McDonald, who is also the writer for the project.


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