Emilia Clarke & Henry Golding Romcom Gets A Festive 2019 Release Date

Emilia Clarke + Henry Golding

SO, remember earlier this year when the beautiful team over at Deadline broke the news that Mother of Dragons/human sunshine Emilia Clarke and Crazy Rich Asians babe Henry Golding were locked in to star in a Christmas romcom? And that’s just about all we knew? WELL, now we have more news – specifically a release date, a synopsis, and the precious news that Emma Thompson hasn’t just co-written the script but will star in the film as well.

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Deadline reports the film titled Last Christmas is literally inspired by the Wham! classic of the same name. The film will also feature unreleased music by the late Wham! co-founder, George Michael. 

The screenplay was written by both Thompson and performance artist/writer Bryony Kimmings.

Bridesmaid director Paul Feig will helm the film.

The synopsis, though very vague, does give us something to work with:

Last Christmas will welcome us into the life of Kate (Clarke) who makes very bad decisions and works as an elf in a year-round Christmas shop in London. When handsome man Tom (Golding) walks into her life, he just seems too good be true especially when he starts to break down all of Kate’s walls. As Christmas quickly approaches, nothing should work for these two… but it is that magical time of the year.

VAGUE, but I’m still excited.

As for that release date, we unfortunately have to wait until November 8, 2019… possibly even longer because films tend to open a fortnight later in Australia. Yes, this sucks but we do have a couple of 2018 Chrissy films to indulge in.

Netflix is releasing three Christmas romcoms this November by the name of The Holiday Calendar, The Princess Switch, and A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding. 

They all sound deliciously thrashy but The Princess Switch more so.

In this baby, Vanessa Hudgens stars as two identical strangers Magaret the Duchess of Montenaro and Chicago peasant Stacey who swap places with each other. Of course, the Duchess falls in love with Stacey’s co-worker and Stacey falls in love with Margaret’s fiancé, who just happens to be a PRINCE.

Honestly, the only appropriate way to wrap this yarn up is to sing along to this bloody banger.