Screenwriters Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber penned one of the best adaptations this year with The Spectacular Now. They’re also attached to adapt Amor Towles’ The Rules Of Civility, Maria Semple’s Where’d You Go, Bernadette, and John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars. Now they’ve got another book to adapt with Jojo Moyes’ best-selling novel Me Before You. Per Deadline, the story is about “a young English woman hired as the caretaker for an affluent Londoner paralyzed in an accident. Both are surprised by how the relationship blossoms.” That sounds a lot like The Intouchables but with a romantic angle. I’m also going to say that since the plot synopsis for the book made me gag (Never write “A Love Story for this generation,”), this movie probably won’t be for me.
Hit the jump to for the full synopsis of Moyes’ Me Before You.
They had nothing in common until love gave them everything to lose . . .
Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life—steady boyfriend, close family—who has barely been farther afield than their tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for ex–Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair bound after an accident. Will has always lived a huge life—big deals, extreme sports, worldwide travel—and now he’s pretty sure he cannot live the way he is.
Will is acerbic, moody, bossy—but Lou refuses to treat him with kid gloves, and soon his happiness means more to her than she expected. When she learns that Will has shocking plans of his own, she sets out to show him that life is still worth living.
A Love Story for this generation, Me Before You brings to life two people who couldn’t have less in common—a heartbreakingly romantic novel that asks, What do you do when making the person you love happy also means breaking your own heart? [Amazon]