In the exclusive trailer of The Sun Is Also a Star, Natasha (played by Grown-ish’s Yara Shahidi) claims she does not believe in love. Daniel (Riverdale’s Charles Melton), whom she just met, bets he can make her fall in love with him in the next 24 hours.
The film is an adaptation of Nicola Yoon’s 2016 novel. Yoon also wrote the book Everything, Everything, which was adapted into the 2017 film starring Amandla Stenberg.
As described by Deadline, in The Sun is Also A Star, College-bound romantic Daniel Bae (Melton) and Jamaica-born pragmatist Natasha Kingsley (Shahidi) meet — and fall for each other — on one magical day amidst the fervor 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.
The movie hits theaters May 17.
Watch full trailer below.