'Last Christmas': Release date, plot, cast and everything you need to know about the Christmas romedy starring Emilia Clarke and Henry Golding

Fans are already speculating on the fate of Henry Golding's character in this romantic comedy from Emma Thompson and Paul Feig based on the song of the same name by George Michael's music duo Wham!

                            'Last Christmas': Release date, plot, cast and everything you need to know about the Christmas romedy starring Emilia Clarke and Henry Golding

Summer is coming to a close meaning 'tis the time to prepare for the holiday season and upcoming romantic comedy 'Last Christmas' is set to bring the Christmas cheer. Starring 'Game of Thrones' star Emilia Clarke and 'Crazy Rich Asians' actor Henry Golding, 'Last Christmas' is already sparking many theories from viewers as to the fate of its lead characters. The movie, named after the song by George Michael's English pop duo Wham!, will also feature previously unreleased music from the late singer.

Release Date

The movie is set to release on November 8, 2019.


In the trailer, Emilia Clarke's Kate is a down-on-luck cynical woman who works as an elf in a year-round Christmas shop. She runs into Henry Golding's Tom repeatedly and over time, he helps her find her Christmas spirit again. Kate opens up to Tom about being nearly sick and dying which led to her being the cynical 'mess' that she is. Through the trailer, we see Kate growing closer to her family, volunteering at the homeless shelter, and falling for Tom.

The trailer has led many viewers to speculate that Golding's character Tom is a ghost as only Kate seems to interact with him throughout the trailer, coupled with the fact that we see Tom mostly in the same outfit. Emilia Clarke as Kate also exclaims that he keeps disappearing and that she always bumps into him accidentally. 

In an interview with RadioTimes, Emma Thompson, who wrote the script with Bryony Kimmings, said that the movie was "based on the song 'Last Christmas' by Wham!. She developed the idea with her husband, Greg Wise, and with the late singer George Michael, before his passing."

Additionally, since the lyrics of the eponymous song goes "Last Christmas, I gave you my heart", fans are theorizing that Tom is a ghost, whose heart was transplanted into Kate when she was sick and "nearly died".


Emilia Clarke

Emilia Clarke (Source: Getty Images)

Emilia Clarke is most famous for her role in 'Game of Thrones' as Daenerys Targaryen. She also played Louisa Clark in the romantic drama 'Me Before You'.

Henry Golding

Henry Golding attends the 91st Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 24, 2019, in Hollywood, California (Getty Images).

Henry Golding has taken the world by storm through his lead role in 'Crazy Rich Asians'. He also appeared in 'Last Christmas' director's 'A Simple Favor' in 2018.

The movie also stars Emma Thompson who plays Kate's mom and Golding's 'Crazy Rich Asians' co-star Michelle Yeoh as the Christmas shop owner.


Director Paul Feig attended the 17th Annual Chrysalis Butterfly Ball in Los Angeles, CA on June 2, 2018. (Getty Images)

The movie is being directed by Paul Feig who previously directed 'Bridesmaids', 'Ghostbusters' and 'A Simple Favor'.


Actress Emma Thompson leaves Buckingham Palace after receiving her damehood at an Investiture ceremony on November 7, 2018, in London, England. Ms. Thompson, 59, received the accolade in recognition of her services to drama. (Getty Images)

The story was developed by Emma Thompson along with her husband, Greg Wise, and the late singer George Michael. She wrote the screenplay with Bryony Kimmings.





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