There are many songs that a person can add to their holiday season playlist, and you’d be very likely to find George Michael‘s “Last Christmas” on a lot of them. That same song will serve as the title for Paul Feig‘s romantic comedy Last Christmas, starring Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones, Solo: A Star Wars Story) and Henry Golding (Crazy Rich Asians, A Simple Plan).
In the film, Kate (Clarke) is a struggling singer with a troubled past who works at a year-long Christmas shop. Though a series of bad decisions seems to follow her wherever she goes, she finds Tom (Golding), a person who sees through all her flaws and helps her find the joys in life despite her cynical disposition. Check out the full trailer below.
You may have noticed that Last Christmas, which was written by Emma Thompson and Bryony Kimmings, features a heavy use of music from George Michael. While you will hear his hit songs like “Last Christmas” and “Freedom,” the film will also feature brand new unreleased music by the late artist.
Yes, it may be another romantic comedy, but honestly, the cast and creative crew makes it too hard to resist. Clarke has this infectious charm, and Golding comes in with the same kind of energy, especially since having a breakout role in last year’s Crazy Rich Asians. Of course, the film also reunites Golding with Feig. Golding appeared in Feig’s A Simple Plan, which was also a sinful delight.
Here’s the official plot synopsis:
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 Kateâ€™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 â€¦ and you gotta have faith.
Last Christmas features the music of George Michael, including the bittersweet holiday classic of the filmâ€™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.
In addition to Clarke and Golding, the film also stars Thompson and Michelle Yeoh.
Last Christmas opens in theaters on November 8, 2019.