Camrus Johnson Joins Yara Shahidi and Charles Melton In ‘The Sun Is Also A Star’Posted by Wilson Morales
June 11, 2018
Deadline is reporting that Camrus Johnson will join black-ish and grown-ish star Yara Shahidi and Charles Melton in the film adaptation of Nicola Yoon’s (“Everything, Everything”) novel “The Sun is Also a Star”.
The YA novel adaptation comes to us from Alloy Entertainment, Warner Bros., and MGM. “The Sun is Also a Star” was a 2016 finalist for the National Book Awards. The book is the story of a teenage girl named Natasha who meets a boy named Daniel (Melton) and falls in love with him 12 hours before her family is supposed to be deported to Jamaica.
Johnson will play Omar, a lively, irreverent youth with a sarcastic sense of humor who can’t quite understand why his best friend Daniel is unable to resist his overbearing parents’ demands.
Ry Russo-Young (Before I Fall) is set to direct. Tracy Oliver (Girls Trip) penned the script and will also executive produce. Alloy Entertainment’s Les Morgenstein and Elysa Koplovitz Dutton will produce.
Yoon’s “Everything, Everything” was turned into the 2017 film adaptation of the same name starring Amandla Stenberg and Nick Robinson.
Here is what Amazon has posted about “The Sun is Also a Star” novel:
“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?”
Camrus previously was the co-lead in the Waters’ Brothers pilot Fashion Victim for E! He recently wrapped two indies, The Cat and the Moon opposite Alex Wolff, Mike Epps, Skyler Gisondo, and Mischa Barton; and Daniel Schechter’s Safe Spaces opposite Justin Long, Richard Schiff, Fran Drescher and Kate Berlant. He heavily recurred on Paul Reiser and David Gordon Green’s There’s Johnny for Hulu, and can be seen in Netflix’s Luke Cage.