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Charles Melton Stars Opposite Yara Shahidi in ‘The Sun Is Also A Star’

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


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