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Updated: Jan 30, 2013 02:05 AM EST

MGM To Make Jojo Moyes' romance novel 'Me Before You' Into Movie

MGM To Make Jojo Moyes' romance novel 'Me Before You' Into Movie (Photo : MGM)

MGM has recently acquired the rights to turn Jojo Moyes' romance novel "Me Before You" into a movie, the company announced Tuesday.

Metro Goldwyn Mayer Studios announced Tuesday that it has secured movie rights to Jojo Moyes' romance novel "Me Before You" and will soon starting working on turning the novel into a movie.

"Jojo's book is frankly one of the most unique, emotional and engaging love stories written in recent years," said MGM president Jonathan Glickman. "We're so thrilled to collaborate with her on creating a classic film romance that lives up to this exceptional novel."

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The novel tells the story of a small town girl who is looking for a new job. She takes up a job as a caretaker of a rich but recently paralyzed man who has given up on life owing to his disabilities. The two forge a close bond while taking up a few adventures together.

Moyes, a British author started her writing career in 2002 when she published her debut novel 'Sheltering Rain". However, even with a full time career as a novelist she continued contributing articles for The Daily Telegraph.

She is one of the few novelists to win the Romantic Novelists' Association's Romantic Novel of the Year Award twice. She was first honored with the award in 2004 for her novel "Foreign Fruit" and then won it again in 2011 for her romantic novel "The Last Letter From Your Lover." "Me Before You" was released in 2012 and sold more than half a million copies.

"I could not be more excited about MGM and their plans for 'Me Before You,'" Moyes said in a statement. "The studio is so passionate about the book and I'm thrilled that a story that seems to have come alive in so many readers' imaginations is about to have a whole new life on-screen."

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