Apart from Emilia Clarke, the movie also stars Henry Golding, Emma Thompson, Michelle Yeoh and others playing lead roles.
Whenever we hear the words 'Last Christmas' all we can think of is the moving voice of the legendary George Michael taking us into a Christmassy mood. But did you ever think you could soon watch a Christmas-themed romantic comedy inspired by his songs?
Emilia Clarke in Last Christmas <3— Jonerys Targaryens (@JonDanyTarg) August 14, 2019
that is the best Xmas gift <3 pic.twitter.com/3qzaD3KJW6
Well, there is a movie just for all you George Michael fans and it is directed by the talented filmmaker who made Bridesmaids. Wait, that's not all. The movie stars none other than our beloved Khaleesi star, Emilia Clarke playing a singing elf. As reported by Variety.
And since we have our first trailer already, thanks to Universal Pictures, we can't wait to see what's in store for us this time. It first debuted on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday night (August 13).
Apart from Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones), the movie also stars Henry Golding (Crazy Rich Asians), Emma Thompson, Michelle Yeoh and others playing lead roles.
Although one can hear strains of Wham!’s “Last Christmas” in the trailer, along with another of Michael’s hits, “Freedom,” the director, however, confirmed that the movie will not be a musical despite “George’s music affecting the story."
According to the official synopsis, Last Christmas follows Kate, played by Clarke, who works as an elf in a year-round Christmas shop and "harrumphs around London, a bundle of bad decisions accompanied by the jingle of bells on her shoes."
Recently, director Paul Feig spoke to BBC News about how George Michael inspired his new movie. "[George Michael] was putting together his new album when he passed. And one of our tracks is one of those songs, and it's just an absolutely amazing song that I'm so excited the world is going to get to hear now."
Emilia Clarke in Paul Feig’s ‘Last Christmas’ pic.twitter.com/0wtPUp4HI2— GoT cast doing things (@gotactivity) August 14, 2019
He added that the movie focuses on Emilia who is a huge George Michael fan. Feig also adds that Michael's music "sort of travels with her as she goes through her life" in the storyline.
And that's not all. George Michael fans will also get to hear one of his unreleased, six-minute song that is loosely based on his music. Feig continued: "It's a very celebratory song, I would dare say. And we were able to play the entire song, which is almost six minutes long, in the film. Because when you get a song that has never been heard, you don't want to just use, like, 15 seconds of it. The song starts at the end of the film, and then goes into the credits."
Watch the trailer here. Tell us what you think...will you be watching?