First announced earlier this year, MGM has plans to develop a feature film based on Jojo Moyes’ bestselling novel Me Before You. Now, Deadline reports that The Spectacular Now screenwriters Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber have come aboard to draft the screenplay.
“Me Before You” tells the story of two very different characters: Lou, a small town girl caught between dead-end jobs and Will, a high-profile, successful man who becomes wheelchair bound following an accident. Will has decided his life is not worth living until Lou is hired for six months to be his new caretaker. Worlds apart and trapped together by circumstance, the two get off to a rocky start. But, Lou becomes determined to prove to Will that life is worth living and as they embark on a series of adventures together, each finds their world changing in ways neither of them could begin to imagine.
The novel has sold over half a million copies and quickly landed on The New York Times bestseller list. Global E-book sales have crossed 250,000 and the book is now sold into thirty-one translations, including an recent first printing in Germany with 120,000 copies.