Ry Russo-Young to Direct Yara Shahidi in ‘The Sun Is Also A Star’

After tackling the screen adaptation of young adult novel Before I Fall, Ry Russo-Young will direct Yara Shahidi in The Sun Is Also a Star.Based on the New York Times bestseller from Nicola Yoon, the movie 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.MGM and Warner Bros.

picked up the rights to Yoon’s book after partnering for an adaptation of the author’s debut, Everything, Everything. Amandla Stenberg and Nick Robinson starred in the teen romance that picked up over $60…

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