Riverdale’s handsome, Charles Melton, has been to co-star in the upcoming YA adaptation of the New York Times best-seller, The Sun Is Also a Star. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Charles is set to star opposite of Yara Shahidi in the film based on the book from Nicola Yoon. Check out the details on Charles’ latest role below.
…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.
MGM and Warner Bros. are behind the feature, having picked up the rights to Yoon’s book after partnering for an adaptation of the author’s debut, Everything, Everything. Tracy Oliver (Girls Trip) adapted the book for the screen, with Ry Russo-Young set to direct.
Alloy Entertainment’s Les Morgenstein and Elysa Koplovitz Dutton will produce. Tracy Oliver will executive produce. Cassidy Lange is overseeing the project for MGM, and Niija Kuykendall is overseeing for Warner Bros.