Last Christmas movie: Cast, plot, release date, trailer and all you need to know

21 September 2018, 14:39

Last Christmas
Picture: YouTube/Epic/Columbia

By Tom Eames

A movie based on the festive classic by Wham! is on the way.

But what is Last Christmas about and when will it be released?

Here are all the details you need to know about the intriguing romantic film...

  1. Last Christmas movie plot: What is the film about?

    Emma Thompson is expected to star in the movie based on the classic festive tune.

    Thompson's co-writer Bryony Kimmings first revealed that the late George Michael collaborated on the concept for Last Christmas before his death in 2016.

    Speaking to Radio Times, Kimmings said the film was “based on the song, 'Last Christmas'” and that the idea from Thompson, Michael and Thompson’s husband Greg Wise.

    The Story of... 'Last Christmas' by Wham!

    “When I came on board, George was up for it, he’d already signed something to say yes, but he’d passed away,” Kimmings said, “and Greg and Emma were still very keen to write it.”

    Bridesmaids' Paul Feig will direct the film, which has been described as a festive romance set in London.

    Kimmings also revealed that she had been inspired by George Michael’s work for gay rights while writing the script.

    “[When] I wrote my draft, I tried to slip in some trans people and make sure there was queer politics in there,” Kimmings said. “I don’t know how much of that remains!“

    George was such a massive advocate for gay rights – and a massive gay himself! – so I hope there’s a gay narrative in there.”

    George Michael wrote the 1984 song 'Last Christmas' for his group Wham! with Andrew Ridgeley. The song and iconic video is centred around a story of unrequited love.

  2. Last Christmas cast: Who will star in the film?

    Emilia Clarke/Henry Golding
    Picture: PA

    Emilia Clarke - best known for playing a dragon-riding Daenerys in Game of Thrones, will star in Universal’s festive film.

    Crazy Rich Asians star Henry Golding will also co-star alongside Clarke, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

  3. Last Christmas release date: When will the film come out?

    Universal have yet to announce a release date, but we're assuming that it will come out around Christmas time.

    We're predicting a December 2019 or 2020 release date.