‘Camrus Johnson (There’s Johnny) is set to star opposite Yara Shahidi and Charles Melton in The Sun Is Also A Star for Warner Bros/MGM. Based on Nicola Yoon’s New York Times best-seller, the film centers on Natasha (Shahidi), a girl in New York City whose pragmatism is challenged when she falls in love with Daniel (Melton) right before her family is set to be deported back to Jamaica. Johnson will play Omar, a lively, irreverent youth with a sarcastic sense of humor who can’t quite understand why his best friend Daniel is unable to resist his overbearing parents’ demands.
Ry Russo-Young (Before I Fall) is set to direct. Tracy Oliver (Girls Trip) penned the script and will also executive produce. Alloy Entertainment’s Les Morgenstein and Elysa Koplovitz Dutton will produce.
Camrus previously was the co-lead in the Waters’ Brothers pilot Fashion Victim for E! He recently wrapped two indies, The Cat and the Moon opposite Alex Wolff, Mike Epps, Skyler Gisondo, and Mischa Barton; and Daniel Schechter’s Safe Spaces opposite Justin Long, Richard Schiff, Fran Drescher and Kate Berlant. He heavily recurred on Paul Reiser and David Gordon Green’s There’s Johnny for Hulu, and can be seen in Netflix’s Luke Cage. He is repped by Buchwald and Underground.