Fans of both Emilia Clarke and Henry Golding just got a very early holiday present. The Game of Thrones star is teaming up with the Crazy Rich Asians breakout in the upcoming film Last Christmas, Variety reports.
Apart from the fact that it’s a love story set in London, the plot is being kept mostly under wraps. But not only is Bridesmaids director Paul Feig attached to direct, but Emma Thompson, the only women in history with both a Best Actress and a Best Screenplay Oscar on her mantle, co-writing the film, we're sure it'll be more than up to par.
The pairing of Clarke and Golding makes perfect sense, considering where these two are in their respective careers. Clarke is set to bid adieu to Daenerys Targaryen, when Game of Thrones' eighth and final season gets underway next year. Since winning our hearts as the Mother of Dragons, Clarke has become a household name with a major film career on the horizon. She’s already dabbled on the big screen in films Solo: A Star Wars Story and Me Before You. But with GoT coming to an end, bona fide movie stardom feels like a reasonable next step.
As for Golding, he’s coming off the juggernaut success of Crazy Rich Asians, which spent three consecutive weeks atop the box office. Golding, who was a television host and model prior to being cast in Crazy Rich Asians, landed the part of Nick Young after winning a global casting call. He later appeared in Feig’s recent Blake Lively-starring thriller, A Simple Favor.
Now, Clarke and Golding will package all their talent, charisma, and promise in what should be a major hit whenever it’s released. Unfortunately, that day is still a ways away, with no release date for Last Christmas announced. Until then, you can get your fix by watching GoT reruns on loop, or going to see Crazy Rich Asians for the fourth, fifth, and sixth times, if you haven’t been doing that already.