Warner Bros. has released the poster to the upcoming “The Sun Is Also a Star” starring Yara Shahidi (“Black-ish”) and Charles Melton (“Riverdale”).
Directed by Ry Russo-Young (“Before I Fall”), the film is based on the acclaimed bestseller by Everything, Everything author Nicola Yoon. The Sun Is Also a Star has been on the New York Times bestseller list since its release, and has received multiple accolades, including: 2016 National Book Award Finalist; Amazon’s Best Book of 2016 in YA; Amazon’s Top 20 Children’s Books of 2016 in YA; the New York Times Notable Children’s Books of 2016; and Entertainment Weekly’s 10 Best Books of 2016.
“What if I told you I could get you to fall in love with me…?”
College-bound romantic Daniel Bae and Jamaica-born pragmatist Natasha Kingsley meet—and fall for each other—over one magical day amidst the fervor and flurry of New York City. Sparks immediately fly between these two strangers, who might never have met had fate not given them a little push. But will fate be enough to take these teens from star-crossed to lucky in love? With just hours left on the clock in what looks to be her last day in the U.S., 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.
A modern-day 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.
Russo-Young directs from a screenplay by Tracy Oliver (“Girls Trip”). The film’s producers are Elysa Koplovitz Dutton and Leslie Morgenstein, who served as producers on “Everything, Everything.” Tracy Oliver and Pam Hirsch serve as executive producers.
The behind-the-scenes creative team includes director of photography Autumn Durald (“Teen Spirit”), production designer Wynn Thomas (“Hidden Figures”), editor Joe Landauer (“Before I Fall”), and costume designer Deirdra Govan (“Sorry to Bother You”).
An Alloy Entertainment production, Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures’ “The Sun Is Also a Star” is due in theaters May 17, 2019.