‘The Sun Is Also a Star’ Trailer Reveals an Age-Old Love Story with a Modern Conflict

Mae Hamilton
Feb 07,2019
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Natasha Kingsley (Yara Shahidi) and Daniel Bae (Charles Melton)  will have to fight the odds to stay together. (Warner Bros. Pictures)Natasha Kingsley (Yara Shahidi) and Daniel Bae (Charles Melton) will have to fight the odds to stay together. (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Today, “The Sun Is Also a Star” dropped its very first trailer.

Based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Nicola Yoon, the film follows pragmatic, Jamaican-born Natasha Kingsley (Yara Shahidi) and the hopelessly romantic, college-bound Daniel Bae (Charles Melton) as they fall deeply in love with one another over the course of a single day. Melton got his first big break playing Reggie Mantle in the hit CW series, “Riverdale.” This will be his first full-length, Hollywood production. “The Sun” is set to hit theaters on May 17.

As the couple show each other their favorite spots in New York City (everything from a noraebang to a planetarium) Kingsley reveals her family is facing deportation and that it might be her last day in the U.S. “The Sun Is Also a Star” promises to bring modern depth and complexity to the tired trope of star-crossed lovers separated by seemingly insurmountable odds. We’ll just have to wait until May to find out if the stars will align for Kingsley and Bae.