Joyo Moyes adaptation finds its leads…
British stars Emilia Clarke (‘Terminator: Genisys,’ ‘Game of Thrones’) and Sam Claflin (‘The Hunger Games,’ ‘Love, Rose’) are reportedly in talks for the leads in ‘Me Before You.’
Per Deadline, the film is an adaptation of the best-selling novel by Jojo Moyes and tells the story of Lou, “a small-town girl caught between dead-end jobs, and Will, a success all his life who finds himself wheelchair-bound after an accident. He finds no reason to live until they meet when he hires her as his caretaker for six months, and she becomes determined to prove to him life is worth living. They head for a series of adventures together, which changes each of them.”
Moyes penned the first draft of the script, with the most recent draft coming from ‘(500) Days Of Summer’ screenwriters Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber.
The adaptation marks the feature debut of TV and stage director Thea Sharrock (‘The Hollow Crown,’ ‘Call The Midwife’). Karen Rosenfelt producing.