Charles Melton is really having a moment. Not only is he starring on The CW’s Riverdale, he also appears in Ariana Grande’s “Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored” music video and just booked a role in the sequel, Bad Boys For Life. His starring role in this film will no doubt propel his star even higher.
The Sun Is Also A Star is based on the young adult novel of the same name written by Nicola Yoon. Melton stars opposite black-ish actress Yara Shahidi. “What if I told you I could get you to fall in love with me…?,” Melton asks Shahidi in the flick. Personally, I’d say “mission accomplished” the second he finished that question. But hell, I’m easy 😉
College-bound romantic Daniel Bae (Melton) and Jamaica-born pragmatist Natasha Kingsley (Shahidi) 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. John Leguizamo also appears in the Ry Russo-Young-directed film. It arrives May 17. Check out the trailer below.
The Sun Is Also A Star Movie Trailer