The Hollywood Reporter reported Riverdale actor Charles Melton has been cast as the main lead in The Sun Is Also a Star.
Based from the YA novel of New York Times best-selling author Nicola Yoon, Melton is joining Yara Shahidi. He will play Daniel Bae, who’s a first generation Korean-American; who’ll meet Natasha (Shahidi) by fate.
Tracy Oliver, who pen Girls Trip, is attached to write the script with Ry Russo-Young set to direct.
MGM and Warner Bros. will distribute the film with Alloy Entertainment and Oliver executive producing.
The Sun Is Also a Star is slated for a May 17, 2019 release.