The story – penned by Emma Thompson, who also stars in the film – revolves around one of the biggest romantic tropes that we can’t help but love: opposites attract. The Mother of Dragons herself Emilia Clarke stars as Kate (in her first role post-Game of Thrones), a ne’er-do-well who is unlucky in life but finds a job as a Christmas elf at a department store. There, she meets the charismatic Tom (Henry Golding), who is a beacon of optimism next to the downbeat Kate.
It’s great to see Henry Golding doing what he does best: being charming as he continues to cement his status as a rom-com king. Meanwhile, Emilia Clarke is already a veteran of tantalising romances, having starred in the tearjerker Me Before You.
As the name suggests, the music of George Michael will provide the soundtrack to the courtship, and will also feature an unreleased track from the artist.
Speculation has already been brewing as to whether the Feig and Thompson are hiding a plot twist. The trailer hints at an illness that Kate suffers with zero connection to the love story. Is Tom a ghost? Or is he Kate’s organ donor? All answers will be revealed when Last Christmas flies into cinemas in November.
|What||Last Christmas: Emilia Clarke and Henry Golding in yuletide rom-com|
15 Nov 19 – 15 Nov 20, TIMES VARY
|Price||£ determined by cinemas|
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