Matthew Lewis Drama “Me Before You” Release Moves Up Three Months
As we reported earlier, Matthew Lewis, our beloved Neville Longbottom, will be starring in the film adaptation of Jojo Moyes’s 2012 novel, Me Before You. The film was initially scheduled to be released on June 3, but the date has been moved up to March 4.
According to Deadline, the change in date was for the benefit of female audiences, especially those on spring break from college or high school. The film’s date shift causes it to go up against upcoming productions such as Disney’s Zootopia and Gramercy’s London Has Fallen, both of which are scheduled to be released on the same day.
Me Before You is a romantic drama that follows Louisa, a recently unemployed 26-year-old, and William, a man left wheelchair-bound after an accident, as the unlikely pair fall in love. The roles of Louisa and William will be played by Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) and Sam Claflin (The Hunger Games series), respectively.
Matthew will play Louisa’s fitness-obsessed boyfriend Patrick, who, Jojo Moyes fans will recognize from the book. Matthew has commented on his role in the film before, saying,
I play a triathlete who is just constantly focused on training – no alcohol, no salad.
Take a look at some images from the sets of the film, via Daily Mail, below.
We’re immensely excited to see Matthew in Me Before You. What do you think about Matthew Lewis and Emilia Clarke as an on-screen couple? Are you looking forward to watching Me Before You? Let us know in the comments!