This is a love story for today’s generation – a modern yet timeless story that’s relatable, authentic and real. There is genuine chemistry between Natasha (Yara Shahidi) and Daniel (Charles Melton) and they undergo an emotional journey falling in love despite the odds. Yara is best known for her roles in the US sitcom Black-ish and its spin-off series Grown-ish as well as for being a model and activist. Charles stars in the popular TV series Riverdale which is distributed internationally through Netflix. Aspirational “cool” factor of Shahidi and Melton as rising stars of their generation – they are “young Hollywood” and “stars to watch” for sure and will be revealed when this movie hits the theatres today! But before you embark on this journey, do embrace diversity within a love story, the actors, characters and city setting as a relatable angle. Inspired by Nicola Yoon’ own marriage, the book is a New York Times bestseller with multiple accolades.
DIRECTOR: Ry Russo-Young (“Before I Fall”)
CAST: Yara Shahidi (‘black-ish”, “grown-ish”) as Natasha
Charles Melton (“Riverdale”) as Daniel
John Leguizamo (“John Wick: Chapter 2”)
“What if I told you I could get you to fall in love with me…?”
College-bound romantic Daniel Bae and Jamaica-born pragmatist Natasha Kingsley meet—and fall for each other—over one magical day amidst the fervour and flurry of New York City. Sparks immediately fly between these two strangers, who might never have met had fate not given them a little push. But will fate be enough to take these teens from star-crossed to lucky in love? With just hours left on the clock in what looks to be her last day in the U.S., Natasha is fighting against her family’s deportation as fiercely as she’s fighting her budding feelings for Daniel, who is working just as hard to convince her they are destined to be together.
A modern-day story about finding love against all odds, “The Sun Is Also a Star” explores whether our lives are determined by fate or the random events of the universe.
The film is based on the acclaimed bestseller by Everything, Everything author Nicola Yoon. The Sun Is Also a Star was #1 on the New York Times bestseller list and has received multiple accolades, including: 2016 National Book Award Finalist; Amazon’s Best Book of 2016 in YA; Amazon’s Top 20 Children’s Books of 2016 in YA; the New York Times Notable Children’s Books of 2016; and Entertainment Weekly’s 10 Best Books of 2016.
Official Website: TheSunIsAlsoAStarMovie.net
Think about some of the ideas from the movie -
- If you only had one day… what would you change in your life?
- "I believed it would take a lifetime to understand the human heart. In the end, all it took was a single day.” What are your thoughts on falling in love?
- Everyone you meet...they’re all part of your story. What has played the biggest part of YOUR story?
- Take in every moment...you never know what will happen next.
- Has one moment, one person ever changed your life?
- Even a single day holds millions of possibilities.
- Do you think you could fall in love in a single day?
- How do you know when it’s real?
- What's your most treasured memory?