Thea Sharrock

Me Before You director attached to helm The Selection YA adaptation

The Selection is one step closer to multiplexes. EW has learned Me Before You director Thea Sharrock is attached to the adaptation of the bestselling YA series by Kiera Cass.

The dystopia-meets-The Bachelor series follows young America Singer as she’s chosen to compete for the affections of a prince. Of course, as she enters the Selection process, she’s not exactly single — America was in a secret relationship before she left for the castle — and the government, based on an awkward caste system, isn’t exactly stable.

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'Me Before You' director Thea Sharrock talks British class, casting challenges

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Thea Sharrock, the 30-something theater director with an impressive résumé that includes directing Daniel Radcliffe in Equus, Danny DeVito in Sunshine Boys, and Tom Hiddleston in the BBC miniseries The Hollow Crown, has set her eyes on Hollywood, signing a deal this week with MGM to direct Jojo Moyes best-selling novel Me Before You.

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