Last Christmas (film)
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Paul Feig|
|Music by||Theodore Shapiro (musical scores)|
|Distributed by||Universal Pictures|
|Country||United Kingdom |
Last Christmas is an upcoming British-American romantic comedy film directed by Paul Feig and written by Bryony Kimmings and Emma Thompson, who co-wrote the story with her husband, Greg Wise. It stars Emilia Clarke, Henry Golding, and Michelle Yeoh. The film is scheduled to be released on 8 November 2019 in the United States and on 15 November 2019 in the United Kingdom by Universal Pictures.
A young woman named Kate, who has been continuously unlucky, accepts a job as a department store elf during the holidays. When Kate meets Tom on the job, her life takes a turn.
- Emilia Clarke as Kate, Adelia’s daughter
- Henry Golding as Tom
- Michelle Yeoh as Kate's boss
- Emma Thompson as Adelia, Kate's mother
- Rebecca Root as Dr. Addis
- Lydia Leonard as Marta
- Patti LuPone
- Ingrid Oliver
In September 2018, it was reported that Emilia Clarke and Henry Golding would star in a London-set romantic comedy taking place at Christmas. Paul Feig was announced to direct, with Emma Thompson co-writing the screenplay. In October it was announced that Thompson would be starring and that the film would feature the music of singer George Michael, including "Last Christmas" and previously unreleased tracks. In November 2018, Michelle Yeoh joined the cast of the film. Theodore Shapiro will compose the film's score.
On 31 October 2019, Thompson and Wise are scheduled to publish a collection of personal essays about the meaning of Christmas in a book also called Last Christmas. Contributors include Andy Serkis, Caitlin Moran, Olivia Colman and Emily Watson. The proceeds from the book will go to two charities, Crisis and The Refugee Council.
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