The Sun Is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon is a fabulous book. It’s heart wrenching and adorable – a mixture of moments – mostly heart wrenching. It’s incredibly beautiful and moving.
And we’re excited that it’s being turned into a movie.
We previously told you about Yara Shahidi being cast and now we have more casting and it’s a face that you may recognize. Riverdale star Charles Melton has been cast as Daniel Bae.
Daniel is the love interest of Natasha (played by Yara Shahidi), whom she meets the day before her family is set to be deported to Jamaica.
This is the highest profile role for Melton, who is best known for Riverdale and American Horror Story.
MGM and Warner Bros. are behind the feature, purchasing the rights to Yoon’s book after they were behind the adaptation of her debut, Everything, Everything.
The screenplay was written by Girls Trip screenwriter Tracy Oliver and will be directed by Ry Russo-Young.
The Sun Is Also A Star is set to hit theaters May 17, 2019.