The upcoming YA film adaptation for The Sun Is Also A Star has found its leading man.
Charles Melton has been slated to star opposite Yara Shahidi for the New York Times best-selling YA novel written by Nichola Yoon. Melton is best known for his role as Reggie Mantle in the CW’s Riverdale.
[The] film centers on Natasha (Shahidi), a girl in New York City whose pragmatism is challenged when she falls in love right before her family is set to be deported back to Jamaica.
Melton, who is Korean-American, will play Daniel Bae, the teenage son of Korean immigrants who meets Natasha by fate.
Ry Russo-Young has been set to direct, with Tracy Oliver (Girls Trip) tapped as the screenwriter for the film.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter