Based on the acclaimed bestseller by Everything, Everything author Nicola Yoon, The Sun is Also a Star has finally revealed their first one-sheet and trailer.
Starring Yara Shahidi (Grown-ish) as Natasha and Charles Melton (Riverdale) as Daniel, The Sun is Also a Star has college-bound Korean American Daniel Bae and Jamaica-born pragmatist Natasha Kingsley fall in love with each other over 24 hours on the streets of New York. With just a few hours until her deportation back to Jamaica, Natasha is fighting against her family’s deportation as fiercely as she’s fighting her budding feelings for Daniel, who is working just as hard to convince her they are destined to be together. In this modern-day love story about finding love against all odds, The Sun Is Also a Star “explores whether our lives are determined by fate or the random events of the universe.”
Directed by Ry Russo-Young (Before I Fall), the film also stars Shahidi, Melton, John Leguizamo (John Wick: Chapter 2), Jake Choi (Single Parents), Gbenga Akinnagbe (The Wire), and Miriam A. Hyman (Blue Bloods). The screenplay is written by Tracy Oliver (Girls Trip). The film’s producers are Leslie Morgenstein and Elysa Koplovitz Dutton, who served as producers on Everything, Everything. Pamela Hirsch served as executive producer.
The Sun is Also a Star opens in theaters nationwide on May 17, 2019.