In today’s fantastic news, The Mother of Dragons and one Crazy Rich Asian are teaming up for a holiday-inspired romantic comedy! That’s right, Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke and Crazy Rich Asians’ leading man Henry Golding will both co-star in Universal’s upcoming London-set holiday film titled Last Christmas.
The project teams Golding back up with Director Paul Feig who he just worked with on A Simple Favor starring Blake Lively and Anna Kendrick. While the plot is sure to be delightful it is, unfortunately, being kept tightly wrapped under the tree. While the two leads are already promising, the screenplay will be written by two-time Oscar winner Emma Thompson alongside Bryony Kimmings. Thompson won the Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar in 1996 for Sense and Sensibility and with her witty charm, Last Christmas is sure to be a holiday favorite. She will produce the film with David Livingstone.
Clarke is fresh off a great evening in Hollywood where Game of Thrones, which she has starred in as Daenerys Targaryen since 2011, walked home with two Emmy awards including the coveted Best Drama Series and Best Supporting Actor for Peter Dinklage. She has shown off her romantic chops in 2016’s Me Before You and most recently joined the Star Wars franchise as Qi’ra in Solo: A Star Wars Story. She is also set to star in another romantic film titled The Beauty Inside, which follows a man trying to stay connected to the woman he loves after waking up in a different person’s body every day.
Golding is sure to be a fresh yet familiar face as his recent film Crazy Rich Asians became both a critical and commercial success, making him a bonafide movie star seemingly overnight. He is currently in theaters in the mystery drama A Simple Favor as well. Golding will soon be appearing in 2019’s Monsoon as Kit, a British Vietnamese man who returns to Saigon for the first time in thirty years after fleeing during the Vietnam-American War.
What do you think about Last Christmas? During the recent surge of romantic-comedies, it seems like the perfect fit for Christmas, right? Let us know!
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