Universal Pictures shared a first look at “Last Christmas,” a new rom-com starring Emilia Clarke, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh, and Emma Thompson. Directed by Paul Feig, the movie is inspired by the iconic George Michael song, from a screenplay by Academy Award winner Thompson and playwright Bryony Kimmings.
The studio describes the story adding, “Kate (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 (Golding) seems too good to be true when he walks into her life and starts to see through so many of Kate’s barriers.” The studio continued, “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 … and you gotta have faith.”
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 115M albums and recorded 10 No. 1 singles over the course of his iconic career.
Last Christmas is produced by Feig and Jessie Henderson for his Feigco Entertainment, by BAFTA winner David Livingstone for Calamity Films, and Thompson. David Livingstone, Emma Thompson, Paul Feig, and Jessie Henderson produced the movie, with Sarah Bradshaw serving as executive producer.
“Last Christmas” is scheduled to hit theaters on November 8th, opening against the animated-comedy “Arctic Dogs,” and the comedy “Playing with Fire.” The big releases that weekend includes the horror-thriller “Doctor Sleep” with Ewan McGregor and Rebecca Ferguson, and the action-drama “Midway” with Woody Harrelson, Patrick Wilson, and Ed Skrein. The following week won’t be any easier, with “All Rise,” “Charlie’s Angels,” “Ford v Ferrari,” and “The Good Liar” opening in theaters nationwide.
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