Game of Thrones starlet Emilia Clarke opens up a whole new range of emotions in the extended trailer for Warner Bros.’ tear-jerking romance, Me Before You.
Often seen headlining HBO’s fantasy series as the fearless Targaryen, Clarke is switching gears to star in Thea Sharrock’s directorial debut as Louisa “Lou” Clark. Residing in a quaint British town, Lou eventually crosses paths with Sam Clafin’s (The Hunger Games) crippled adventurer, and what begins as a tenacious carer-patient relationship soon blossoms into a passionate romance.
Lifted from the pages of Jojo Moyes’ best-seller of the same name – guided to the big screen by none other than Michael H. Weber and Scott Neustadter of (500) Days of Summer – Me Before You may be anchored by Clarke and Clafin’s lovestruck pairing, but Warner’s tragic romcom also stars Janet McTeer, Charles Dance, Brendan Coyle, Jenna Coleman and Joanna Lumley.
Brace those heartstrings for tragic romance and British charm – Me Before You opens in theaters on June 3.
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.