by: Sammy Mink
Well known theater director Thea Sharrock makes the jump to the big screen, helming ME BEFORE YOU. The story follows a young English woman content with her small-town life who is hired as the caretaker for an affluent Londoner who was paralyzed in a tragic accident. Both are surprised to receive insight, perspective, and ultimately love from the other.
This film would mark the feature debut for Sharrock but her impressive theater directing credits include Daniel Radcliffe’s Broadway debut in “Equus,” “The Sunshine Boys” with Danny DeVito and “The Misanthrope” with Keira Knightley and Damian Lewis. Sharrock is a veteran director for the BBC, directing shows like “Call the Midwife” and “The Hollow Crown.”
The script was penned by writing team Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber, the writers behind “(500) Days of Summer,” “The Fault in Our Stars,” and upcoming period drama “Rules of Civility.”
Sharrock is repped by The Rights House.