New ‘Me Before You’ Trailer Previews the Year’s Biggest Tearjerker

     March 28, 2016


Warner Bros. has unveiled a new extended trailer for the romantic drama Me Before You, and it doubles as an advertisement both for the film and Kleenex. Prolific theater director and Call the Midwife alum Thea Sharrock makes her feature debut on the film, which is an adaptation of the hugely popular novel by Jojo Moyes. Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) stars as a cheery young woman who takes up a job as a caregiver to a wealthy, handsome young banker (Hunger Games actor Sam Claflin) who is now wheelchair bound after a car accident left him paralyzed from the neck down.

While the first trailer for the film showed just how weepy this thing will be, this new extended trailer is maybe even more emotional, as the relationship between Clarke and Claflin’s characters takes a number of predictable yet—in these capable hands—effective turns. This looks like it could be one of the biggest tearjerkers since The Notebook, and judging by the reaction to the first trailer, Warner Bros. could have a potentially huge hit on their hands.

Watch the new trailer below, via Warner Bros. UK. Penned by Moyes and Fault in Our Stars screenwriters Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber, the film also stars Jenna Coleman, Janet McTeer, Matthew Lewis, Charles Dance, Vanessa Kirby, Stephen Peacocke, and Brendan Coyle. Me Before You opens in theaters on June 3rd.

Here’s the official synopsis for Me Before You:

Oftentimes you find love where you least expect it. Sometimes it takes you where you never expected to go…


Louisa “Lou” Clark (Clarke) lives in a quaint town in the English countryside. With no clear direction in her life, the quirky and creative 26-year-old goes from one job to the next in order to help her tight-knit family make ends meet.   Her normally cheery outlook is put to the test, however, when she faces her newest career challenge. Taking a job at the local “castle,” she becomes caregiver and companion to Will Traynor (Claflin), a wealthy young banker who became wheelchair bound in an accident two years prior, and whose whole world changed dramatically in the blink of an eye. No longer the adventurous soul he once was, the now cynical Will has all but given up. That is until Lou determines to show him that life is worth living. Embarking together on a series of adventures, both Lou and Will get more than they bargained for, and find their lives—and hearts—changing in ways neither one could have imagined.


Image via Warner Bros.


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