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14th Apr 2015

CONFIRMED: Check Out the Cast List for the Movie Adaptation of Me Before You

We'll be bringing a full box of Kleenex to the cinema.

Rebecca McKnight

One of our favourite romantic novels is getting a new life on the big screen and now we know who will be bringing the iconic characters to life.

Jojo Moyes’ Me Before You has topping bestseller lists and breaking hearts around the globe since its early 2012 release.

The story of Lou Clarke, a small-town girl in a dead end job, and Will, a successful businessman left wheelchair-bound and helpless after a tragic accident, is now set will be adapted for film by MGM and New Line.

This week, movie executive’s revealed the cast list, with Hunger Games star Sam Claflin and Game of Thrones‘ Emilia Clarke taking top billing.

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Sam Claflin and Emilia Clarke will play the leads in the film adaptation

Other cast members include Brendan Coyle (Downton Abbey), Matthew Lewis (Harry Potter), Samantha Spiro (From Hell), Jenna Coleman (Emmerdale), Vanessa Kirby (Jupiter Ascending) and Ben Lloyd-Hughes (Divergent). Thea Sharrock will direct the film, her first feature-length project.

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Harry Potter star Matthew Lewis has also joined the cast

The script has been penned by The Fault in Our Stars writers Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber, along with novel author Moyes.

The film is currently in pre-production and does not yet have a projected release date.

If you want to scratch that Me Before You itch in the meantime, check out our full list of Books to Make You Bawl.