One look out the rainy window and you’ll be forgiven for thinking it is November instead of mid-August in the UK. So why not start thinking about the festive season ahead?
Granted, we still have another four months to go, but there’s no harm in getting just a teeny tiny bit excited for the month of December and all it brings. Especially as the official trailer for a brand new Christmas film, starring Game Of Thrones‘ Emilia Clarke has just been released.
Last Christmas is a Universal production inspired by 80s pop duo Wham’s classic hit of the same name. On Tuesday night, the first official trailer for the film starring both Clarke and Crazy Rich Asians‘ Henry Golding, debuted on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and it is safe to say it was enough to get us all in the spirit.
The festive rom-com has been directed by Paul Feig and written by none other than Emma Thompson as well as Bryony Kimmings. Plus, needless to say it will feature music by George Michael, including the title track – and fans of the late global pop star can look forward to hearing some unreleased material too.
As for the plot? As the trailer shows, Last Christmas follows protagonist Kate (played by Clarke) who works as an elf in a year-round Christmas shop and as the official synopsis states, ‘harrumphs around London, a bundle of bad decisions accompanied by the jangle of bells on her shoes.’
Golding plays Tom, her love interest who slowly breaks down her barriers with the help of the Christmas magic around them. In fact, in the trailer, we’re shown a little snippet of the two getting closer as Kate opens up to Tom about a childhood illness that almost killed her. ‘I’m just scared all the time. They just expect me to be normal and get on with life,’ she says. ‘There’s no such thing as normal,’ Tom replies. ‘It’s just, being a human being is hard.’
Isn’t that the truth!
Last Christmas hits UK cinemas on 15 November 2019, so we don’t have too long of a wait.