‘Cathy Shim (Reno 911) is set to appear in MGM and Warner Bros’ The Sun Is Also A Star film starring Grown-ish‘s Yara Shahidi and Riverdale‘s Charles Melton.
Based on Nicola Yoon’s YA bestselling novel, the story follows 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.
Shim will play Min Soo Bae, a Korean immigrant and Daniel’s overbearing mother. Ry Russo-Young is at the helm, directing from a screenplay by Tracy Oliver. Les Morgenstern and Elysa Koplovitz Dutton of Alloy Entertainment are producing the project, which has a release date set for May 17, while Oliver will also serve as exec producer. Cathy is repped by Global Artists Agency, Zero Gravity, and Jackoway, Austen, Tyerway.’