When the news of The Sun Is Also A Star tapping Yara Shahidi as the lead in the adaptation, we really didn’t think that it could get any better. Anything that would come after that would just be a plus. We didn’t expect the plus that we are getting.
The adaptation is moving forward with a director that we know and love. I don’t know about you, but the adaptation of Before I Fall was one of our favorites ever. Ry Russo-Young, who helmed the adaptation of Lauren Oliver’s book has signed on for the adaptation of The Sun Is Also A Star, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Here’s the book’s synopsis, for those not familiar with it:
Natasha: I’m a girl who believes in science and facts. Not fate. Not destiny. Or dreams that will never come true. I’m definitely not the kind of girl who meets a cute boy on a crowded New York City street and falls in love with him. Not when my family is twelve hours away from being deported to Jamaica. Falling in love with him won’t be my story.
Daniel: I’ve always been the good son, the good student, living up to my parents’ high expectations. Never the poet. Or the dreamer. But when I see her, I forget about all that. Something about Natasha makes me think that fate has something much more extraordinary in store—for both of us.
The Universe: Every moment in our lives has brought us to this single moment. A million futures lie before us. Which one will come true?
Girls Trip writer Tracey Oliver wrote the script for The Sun Is Also a Star.
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