The Sun Is Also a Star

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The Sun is Also a Star
Directed byRy Russo-Young
Produced byElysa Koplowitz Dutton
Leslie Morgenstein
Written byTracy Oliver
Based onThe Sun is Also a Star
by Nicola Yoon
CinematographyAutumn Durald
Edited byJoe Landauer
Distributed byWarner Bros.
CountryUnited States

The Sun Is Also a Star is an upcoming American drama film directed by Ry Russo-Young. The film is based on the young adult novel of the same name written by Nicola Yoon, and stars Yara Shahidi and Charles Melton. It is scheduled to be released May 17, 2019.[1]



In June 2018, Camrus Johnson was cast to play Omar in the film.[2]

Filming began on June 19, 2018.[1] On June 29, 2018, Miriam A. Hyman joined the cast, as Natasha's mother Mrs. Kingsley, a hard-working native Jamaican waitress who is resigned to her family's imminent deportation.[3] In July 2018, Cathy Shim was cast to play Min Soo Bae, a Korean immigrant in the film.[4]


  1. ^ a b Musnicky, Sarah (June 19, 2018). "WB and MGM Start Production on The Sun Is Also a Star". Retrieved June 20, 2018.
  2. ^ Busch, Anita (June 11, 2018). "Loren Dean Joins 'The Mule'; Camrus Johnson Boards 'The Sun Is Also A Star'". Deadline. Retrieved July 1, 2018.
  3. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (June 30, 2018). "'The Sun Is Also A Star' Adds Miriam A. Hyman; Nicole Amber Maines Toplines LGBTQ Indie 'Bit'". Deadline. Retrieved June 30, 2018.
  4. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (July 17, 2018). "Cinthya Carmona Joins 'The Tax Collector'; Cathy Shim Cast In 'The Sun Is Also A Star'; Jake Allyn In 'Kill Me Twice'". Deadline. Retrieved July 18, 2018.

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