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Me Before You, MGM and New Line’s drama starring The Hunger Games‘ Sam Claflin and Game of Thrones‘ Emilia Clarke, has rounded out the cast with Brendan Coyle (Downton Abbey), Matthew Lewis (Harry Potter films), Samantha Spiro (From Hell), Vanessa Kirby (Jupiter Ascending) and Ben Lloyd-Hughes (the Divergent series).
Thea Sharrock will direct the adaptation of Jojo Moyes‘ 2012 novel.
The story centers on Lou (Clarke), a small-town girl caught between dead-end jobs, and Will (Claflin), a successful man who finds himself wheelchair-bound after an accident. He can find no reason to live, until they meet when he hires her as his caretaker, and she becomes determined to prove to him that life is worth living. Jenna Coleman, Charles Dance, Stephen Peacocke and Janet McTeer also appear in the film.
The Fault in Our Stars scribes Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber wrote the script with Moyes. Karen Rosenfelt and Alison Owen are producing, and Sue Baden-Powell is executive producing.
Coyle, who plays Mr. Bates on Downton Abbey and also stars on crime drama Spotless, is represented by Curtis Brown Group and MGMT. Lewis played Neville Longbottom in the Harry Potter franchise and since has appeared in the series Bluestone 42. He’s repped by Curtis Brown Group.
Kirby recently appeared in Jupiter Ascending and will next be seen in Everest. She’s repped by UTA and the Artists Partnership. Lloyd-Hughes, who plays Will in Summit’s Divergent franchise, is repped by CAA and Hamilton Hodell. Spiro is also repped by Hamilton Hodell.
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