FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Paul Padua, The Washington Post
FEEL THE RUSH OF FALLING IN LOVE WHEN
The Sun Is Also a Star
ARRIVES ONTO DVD AND DIGITAL FROM
WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Own it Early on Digital on August 6
DVD debuts on August 20
Burbank, CA, July 2 – Open your heart to love when “The Sun Is Also a Star” arrives on DVD and Digital. 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 stars Yara Shahidi (TV’s “Grown-ish,” TV’s “Black-ish”) as Natasha and Charles Melton (TV’s “Riverdale,” TV’s “American Horror Story”) as Daniel, along with John Leguizamo (“John Wick: Chapter 2,” TV’s “Bloodline”).
From MGM and Warner Bros. Pictures and directed by Ry Russo-Young (“Before I Fall,” “Nobody Walks”), “The Sun Is Also a Star” is based on Nicola Yoon’s bestseller of the same name, which was No. 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.
Young directed “The Sun Is Also a Star” from a screenplay by Tracy Oliver. The film was produced by Leslie Morgenstein and Elysa Koplovitz Dutton, and Pamela Hirsch served as executive producer.
The behind-the-scenes creative team included director of photography Autumn Durald Arkapaw (“Teen Spirit”), production designer Wynn Thomas (“Hidden Figures”), editor Joe Landauer (“Before I Fall”) and costume designer Deirdra Elizabeth Govan (“Sorry to Bother You”). The music is by Herdís Stefánsdóttir (“The Hate U Give”).
“The Sun Is Also a Star” will be available on DVD on August 20.
“The Sun Is Also a Star” will also be available on Movies Anywhere. Using the free Movies Anywhere app and website, consumers can access all their eligible movies by connecting their Movies Anywhere account with their participating digital retailer accounts.
Fans can also own “The Sun Is Also a Star” via purchase from digital retailers beginning August 6.
College-bound romantic Daniel Bae (Charles Melton) and Jamaica-born pragmatist Natasha Kingsley (Yara Shahidi) meet—and fall for each other—over 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.
DVD AND DIGITAL ELEMENTS
“The Sun Is Also a Star” DVD contains the following special feature:
- “Love is a Universe” featurette
“The Sun Is Also a Star” Digital contains the following special features:
- “The Chemistry of Casting” featurette
- “Love is a Universe” featurette
- Alternate Scene – “Five Years Later”
- Deleted Scene – “Korean Restaurant”
DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION ELEMENTS
On August 6, “The Sun Is Also a Star” will be available to own in high definition and standard definition from select digital retailers including Amazon, FandangoNow, iTunes, PlayStation, Vudu, Xbox and others. On August 20, “The Sun Is Also a Star” will be made available digitally on Video On Demand services from cable and satellite providers, and on select gaming consoles.
DVD Street Date: August 20
EST Street Date: August 6
DVD Languages: English, Latin Spanish, Canadian French
DVD Subtitles: English SDH, Latin Spanish, Canadian French
Running Time: 100 minutes
Rating: Rated PG-13 for some suggestive content and language
DVD: DLBY/SURR DLBY/DGTL [CC]
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