The trailer has arrived for Last Christmas, an upcoming rom-com drama starring Game of Thrones‘ Emilia Clarke and Crazy Rich Asians‘ Henry Golding.
It may look like a highly familiar romantic comedy at first, but just a little bit of a closer look at this shows-too-much trailer suggests we could be in for something that may need the tissues. The film follows Kate, who’s had a run of bad decisions and depression following a near-death experience. While working as an elf at a Christmas shop, she meets a “too good to be true” (as the synopsis puts it) man in the form of Tom (Golding). Yeah, if he ends up being just some regular dude that will be mighty surprising.
Emma Thompson, who also stars as Kate’s mother, co-wrote the screenplay with Bryony Kimmings. On board as director is Paul Feig, whose hits include Bridesmaids, The Heat and Spy. The film also features the music of the late George Michael, including the title track and previously unreleased songs.
Last Christmas, also starring Michelle Yeoh (who played Golding’s mother in Crazy Rich Asians), arrives in Australia on November 7 and hits the US on November 8.
Official synopsis for Last Christmas:
Emilia Clarke (HBO’s Game of Thrones), Henry Golding (A Simple Favor, Crazy Rich Asians), Michelle Yeoh and Emma Thompson star for director Paul Feig (A Simple Favor, Spy, Bridesmaids) in the romantic comedy Last Christmas, with a screenplay by Academy Award® winner Thompson (Sense and Sensibility, Bridget Jones’s Baby) and playwright Bryony Kimmings.
Kate (Emilia Clarke) harumphs around London, a bundle of bad decisions accompanied by the jangle of bells on her shoes, another irritating consequence from her job as an elf in a year-round Christmas shop. Tom (Henry Golding) seems too good to be true when he walks into her life and starts to see through so many of Kate’s barriers. As London transforms into the most wonderful time of the year, nothing should work for these two. But sometimes, you gotta let the snow fall where it may, you gotta listen to your heart.
Last Christmas features the music of George Michael, including the bittersweet holiday classic of the film’s title. The film will also premiere brand new unreleased material by the legendary Grammy-winning artist, who sold more than 115 million albums and recorded 10 No. 1 singles over the course of his iconic career.
The film is produced by BAFTA winner David Livingstone for Calamity Films, by Emma Thompson, and by Paul Feig and Jessie Henderson for Feigco Entertainment. The film is executive produced by Sarah Bradshaw.