Young and quirky Louisa "Lou" Clark (Emilia Clarke) moves from one job to the next to help her family make ends meet. Her cheerful attitude is put to the test when she becomes a caregiver for Will Traynor (Sam Claflin), a wealthy young banker left paralyzed from an accident two years earlier. Will's cynical outlook starts to change when Louisa shows him that life is worth living. As their bond deepens, their lives and hearts change in ways neither one could have imagined. A new international trailer has arrived for Me Before You, and it promises to be the biggest tearjerker of the summer.
Based on the critically acclaimed, bestselling novel by Jojo Moyes, Me Before You is directed by Thea Sharrock, making her feature film directorial debut. This upcoming romance hits theaters on June 3, going up Paramount's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows and Universal's Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping. But we have a feeling it should do just fine as a nice bit of counter-programming.
Oftentimes you find love where you least expect it. Sometimes it takes you where you never expected to go... Louisa "Lou" Clark (Emilia Clarke) lives in a quaint town in the English countryside. With no clear direction in her life, the quirky and creative 26-year-old goes from one job to the next in order to help her tight-knit family make ends meet. Her normally cheery outlook is put to the test, however, when she faces her newest career challenge.
Taking a job at the local "castle," she becomes caregiver and companion to Will Traynor (Sam Claflin), a wealthy young banker who became wheelchair bound in an accident two years prior, and whose whole world changed dramatically in the blink of an eye. No longer the adventurous soul he once was, the now cynical Will has all but given up. That is until Lou determines to show him that life is worth living. Embarking together on a series of adventures, both Lou and Will get more than they bargained for, and find their lives-and hearts-changing in ways neither one could have imagined.
Me Before You also stars Charles Dance (The Imitation Game), Jenna Coleman (Doctor Who), Matthew Lewis (the Harry Potter films), Vanessa Kirby (About Time), Stephen Peacocke (Hercules), Brendan Coyle (Downton Abbey) and Oscar nominee Janet McTeer (Albert Nobbs, Tumbleweeds). Thea Sharrock directs from a screenplay by Jojo Moyes and Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber (The Fault in Our Stars), based on the book by Moyes.
The film is being produced by Karen Rosenfelt (Max) and Alison Owen (Saving Mr. Banks, Suffragette), and executive produced by Sue Baden-Powell (Elysium, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies). Do you think this romance has any shot at fending off Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows and The Lonely Island at the box office? We'll find out this summer, but until then, take a look at this extended trailer, which includes a sweet little introduction from stars Emilia Clarke and Sam Claflin.