Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Emilia Clarke starts Shooting Me Before You in Wales: First Look


It's been at least two years since we heard that JoJo Moyes Me Before You was headed to the screen. I gave you my take on the book (which I LOVED) back in July of 2013 and last October we heard they'd firmed up the casting of Emilia Clarke and Sam Claflinl(Hunger Games) as Louisa and Will. Now, we're finally getting our first look from the set as the film goes into production in Pembroke, Wales and Emilia Clarke goes from the sublime—as Daenarys in Game of Thrones— to the ridiculous— as Louisa in Me Before You. The character of Louisa, young and a bit silly at the start of the book, is clearly miles away from the strong and fierce Daenerys that Emilia Clarke plays on Thrones. I love how the costume designer has utterly transformed Clarke from her fierce GoT character into the sheltered, somewhat silly young woman hired to look after Will Traynor, the recently paralyzed man of the world. 


I haven't been able to find out the name of the designer who created this series of hilarious but still adorable looks from the girl whose fashion addiction seems an appropriate manifestation for her character. I guess that fluffy white and black striped jacket is going to be a mainstay. And, oh those shoes! She won't get a lot of mileage from those looking after Will. If you know the story, you know that fashion won't be the most important thing on Louisa's mind for long. I'm so pleased that the script was in the hands of Jojo Moyes herself along with the gifted writing duo Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber. In addition to their original script for (500)Days of Summer, they've also penned the adaptations of John Green's The Fault in Our Stars and Tim Tharp's The Spectacular Now. They seem to really have their fingers on the rom-com pulse, producing scripts that are non-formulaic, faithful to the novels, genuine and brimming with heartache. My sources tell me that in addition to the upcoming adaptation of John Green's Paper Towns, guys are also working on the screenplay for Maria Semple's Where'd You Go, Bernadette, another one high on the list of books I loved and can't wait to see on screen. Me Before You, directed by Thea Sharrock is set to hit our movie screens June 3, 2016. 

Clarke and Matthew Lewis, presumed to play her boyfriend Patrick, an exercise nut.





Photos via The Daily Mail


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