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THE SUN IS ALSO A STAR - Starring Yara Shahidi, Charles Melton and Keong Sim

Updated: Jul 22, 2019


Yara Shahidi and Charles Melton in The Sun Is Also a Star (2019)


An adaptation of Nicola Yoon’s novel "The Sun is Also a Star." 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.



Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures, MGM Director: Ry Russo-Young MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for some suggestive content and language) Screenwriter: Tracy Oliver



Starring Yara Shahidi, Charles Melton, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Miriam A. Hyman, Jake Choi, Cathy Shim, Keong Sim, Jordan Williams, and Camrus Johnson



The Sun Is Also a Star is a 2019 American teen drama film directed by Ry Russo-Young and written by Tracy Oliver, based on the young adult novel of the same name by Nicola Yoon. The film stars Yara Shahidi and Charles Melton, and follows a young couple who fall in love, while one of their families faces deportation.


Charles Melton in The Sun Is Also a Star (2019)


It was theatrically released in the United States on May 17, 2019, by Warner Bros. Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures. The film received mixed reviews from critics and was a box-office bomb, only grossing $6 million against its $9 million budget.



The Sun Is Also a Star, Yara Shahidi, Charles Melton

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