The headline says it all my friends, Mother of Dragons Emilia Clarke and Crazy Rich Asians breakout star Henry Golding will star in a romantic comedy written by Dame Emma Thompson and directed by Paul Feig.
AND IT’S A CHRISTMAS MOVIE.
We have been blessed.
Per The Hollywood Reporter the film, titled Last Christmas, will be a holiday romance set in London. It’s still early days so that’s all we’re allowed to know when it comes to the plot.
The screenplay was written by both Thompson and performance artist/writer Bryony Kimmings.
Director Feig, if that name rings some bells for you, is also the man behind Bridesmaids and Freaks and Geeks.
That’s it, that’s the main gist of the news – a release date hasn’t even been set yet but maybe 2019?
Anywhoo, let’s just take a moment to remember Clarke’s performance in Me Before You. Undoubtedly, the movie’s supposed to be a sad one but it’s hard to shed a tear when Clarke has one of the most infectious smiles and feelgood vibes out there.
Golding helped spread the good news on Twitter.
— Henry Golding (@henrygolding) September 18, 2018
While we’re here, I feel it’s only fair I mention another upcoming Christmas flick starring Vanessa Hudgens for Netflix.
This one’s called The Christmas Switch and co-stars Sam Palladio from Nashville.
The gist: A Duchess and commoner swap places when they discover they look exactly alike. Of course they both fall in love with two very different men who don’t know about their true identities.
Yes, it does sound a lot like that Barbie movie and that Selena Gomez one but who’s complaining?
Hudgens posted a sneak peek from the film back in June and just YES.
I’m cringing already but my heart is so happy.
An official release date hasn’t been announced yet but I’m going to go ahead and boldly assume The Christmas Switch and A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding (!!!) will hit the streaming service this December.
🔔🔔 Hear Ye, Hear Ye 🔔🔔
Ms. Amber Moore and His Royal Highness Prince Richard of Aldovia kindly request the honor of your presence at their royal wedding later this year pic.twitter.com/GIvO753tqX
— Netflix (@netflix) May 18, 2018
Golding’s latest film, also directed by Feig, is in cinemas now.
Happy almost-Friday, folks.