Emilia Clarke, best known for her role as Daenerys Targaryen in HBO’s Game of Thrones, is headed to the silver screen sooner than expected in a film previously scheduled to premiere in June. Instead, fans can see Emilia Clarke in Me Before You in March.
Me Before You is based on the JoJo Moyes novel, and was initially scheduled for a June 3 release. Sources tell Deadline the change was made to draw in female viewers, especially those off from both high school and college spring break.
— Jojo Moyes (@jojomoyes) November 12, 2015
Emilia Clarke plays Lou, “a small town girl caught between dead-end jobs; and Will (Sam Claflin), a high-profile, successful man who becomes wheelchair bound following an accident. 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.”
Jenna Coleman of Doctor Who fame and Emilia Clarke’s Game of Thrones costar Charles Dance also star in the film.
This isn’t Clarke’s first foray into the film world. She appeared in Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Terminator Genisys and will also hit the big screen in Voice from the Stone, which is in post-production.
— Radio Times (@RadioTimes) October 12, 2015
Lest fans forget, it’s worth a reminder that Emilia Clarke was named Esquire’s Sexiest Woman Alive just a month ago. There are no doubt many new and exciting things in her future.
Do you watch Emilia Clarke in Game of Thrones? Will you check her out in Me Before You when it opens in theaters on March 4?