Everything We Know About Yara Shahid’s New Movie ‘The Sun Is Also a Star’

Get ready to fall in love with the upcoming summer blockbuster that will certainly make you believe in true love.

The Sun is Also A Star is said to be one of this summer’s biggest movies and with it starring two of the most well known young adult actors, it is bound to be a fan favorite.

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Yara Shahidi and Charles Melton in the film ‘The Sun Is Also A Star’ | Instagram

With the release date coming up pretty soon, here’s everything you should know about the new film The Sun is Also A Star.

The film is based on a bestelling book

Before The Sun is Also A Star became one of the most anticipated summer films of 2019, it started out as a novel.

The novel was released in November 2016 and is the second book by New York Times Best Selling author Nicola Yoon.

One year before the release of The Sun is Also A Star, Yoon’s very first novel, Everything, Everything, hit bookshelves everywhere and quickly debuted as the No. 1 New York Times bestseller for young adult hardcover books.

Everything, Everything was eventually turned into a film starring Amandla Stenberg and Nick Robinson, which was release in May 2017.

Now that Nicola Yoon’s second book is getting its own film adaptation, she is very excited for fans all over to get to experience yet another interracial love story.

The film stars Black-ish actress Yara Shahidi

Many are excited for The Sun is Also A Star to hit theaters mainly because Yara Shahidi is starring in it.

Shahidi plays Natasha Kingsley, an undocumented Jamaican immigrant who has been living in the United States since she was young. The film follows Natasha as she tries to find ways for her and her family to become legal citizens before they are forced to move back to Jamaica.

The film also stars Charles Melton, who many might know from the hit CW show Riverdale.

Melton stars along Shahidi as 17-year-old Daniel Bae. A young Korean-American living in NYC who is trying to live up to his parents’ expectations of him even though he is very unhappy doing so.

Daniel has always wanted to be a poet but his parents want him to go to Yale and become a doctor. While he is on his way to an early admissions interview, Daniel meets Natasha and the two decide to spend the day together.

Even though they only have a limited amount of time together, Daniel is determined to make Natasha, who isn’t a believer in fate, fall in love with him.

Fans can’t get enough of the trailer

Not only has The Sun is Also A Star become a fan favorite novel, but it is now a highly anticipated film.

In February 2019, the trailer for the film adaptation was released, which features Natasha and Daniel’s first time meeting for the first time as well as their fun day exploring New York City.

The trailer is so good, we cannot wait to see what the film has in store.

The Sun is Also A Star is coming to theaters May 17. So get ready to have your heartstrings pulled because Natasha and Daniel’s love story will definitely be one to remember.