‘Me Before You’: New Trailer Highlights Emilia Clarke’s Dramatic Turn

     April 29, 2016


Considering the sheer amount of Nicholas Sparks adaptations that have been flooding the marketplace, its almost refreshing to see an obvious romantic tearjerker that’s from a book written by someone other than the man who penned The Notebook. Thats where Me Before You fits in, an adaptation of Jojo Meyers‘ beloved bestseller about a wheelchair-bound millionaire and the goofy, kind-hearted young woman who takes care of him and (spoiler) falls for him. Warner Bros. is putting the movie out on June 3rd and has just put out a new trailer, which focuses on Emilia Clarke and Sam Claflin in the lead roles, as well as Janet McTeer and Clarke’s Game of Thrones‘ co-star Charles Dance in supporting roles. Sadly, the chances of dragons or a resurrected The Mountain showing up here is incredibly small.

Here’s the new trailer for Me Before You:

Here’s the official synopsis for Me Before You:

Based on the critically acclaimed, bestselling novel by Jojo Moyes, New Line Cinema’s and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures’ Me Before You stars Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) and Sam Claflin (The Hunger Games series), under the direction of Thea Sharrock, making her feature film directorial debut.


Oftentimes you find love where you least expect it. Sometimes it takes you where you never expected to go…


Louisa Lou Clark (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 (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.


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