News

MGM to Adapt Jojo Moyes' Me Before You

Source:   MGM
January 29, 2013


MGM has secured the feature film rights to Jojo Moyes' critically-acclaimed, bestselling novel "Me Before You" it was announced today by Jonathan Glickman, MGM's President, Motion Picture Group.

"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 upcoming first printing in Germany (March 2013) with 120,000 copies.

"Jojo's book is frankly one of the most unique, emotional and engaging love stories written in recent years, said Glickman. "We're so thrilled to collaborate with her on creating a classic film romance that lives up to this exceptional novel."

Said Moyes: "I could not be more excited about MGM and their plans for 'Me Before You.' The studio is so passionate about the book and I'm thrilled that a story that seems to have come alive in so many readers' imaginations is about to have a whole new life on-screen."


| 2 comments | Add a comment

From Around the Web

comments powered by Disqus
Latest Headlines:

Interview: Mark Webber Commits 13 Sins
Michael B. Jordan to Headline Men Who Kill
The Domestic Trailer for The Immigrant, Starring Marion Cotillard
A New Clip Pits the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Against Patton Oswalt's Lie Detector
The 87th Oscars to Air on February 22, 2015
Maleficent Sneak Peek to Debut in Disney Parks
The LEGO Movie is Headed for DVD and Blu-ray on June 17
Zack Snyder Reveals Why They Decided on Batman for the Man of Steel Sequel
New International Poster for X-Men: Days of Future Past Debuts
More Photos of the Real Spider-Man in Tokyo!
Netflix Releases the Trailer for Season 2 of Orange is the New Black
The New Trailer and Posters for The Rover, Starring Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson
Cannes Film Festival Announces Full 2014 Line-Up
Jerry Bruckheimer on Pirates of the Caribbean 5, Beverly Hills Cop and Top Gun
Three More X-Men: Days of Future Past Featurettes Online
Principal Photography to Start on San Andreas on Tuesday
Robin Williams to Return for Mrs. Doubtfire Sequel
Denzel Washington Walks the Line on The Equalizer Poster

Follow ComingSoon.net on Twitter
MOST ACTIVE
From our partners