In Midnight Sun, Bella Thorne stars as Katie Price, a 17-year-old who has been sheltered at home due to a rare genetic condition. Carrying a life threatening sensitivity to light, Katie’s life is understandably sheltered, counting her father Jack (Rob Riggle) as her only source for company.
When her longtime crush Charlie (Patrick Schwarzenegger) enters the picture, Katie’s world immediately takes a turn, and now the challenge centers on the challenge of making their relationship work.
“I wanted to do the role because I wanted to shine light on it and play a character that is so closed off that’s never been outside really,” said Thorne. “She’s mostly been inside even when it’s nighttime she kind of stays inside.”
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Midnight Sun, co-starring Blame director Quinn Shephard, opens nationwide March 23.