Henry Golding to star with Emilia Clarke in romcom

Henry Golding
Henry Golding
Emilia Clarke
Emilia Clarke

Crazy Rich Asians (2018) breakout star Henry Golding has landed his next Hollywood gig - to co-star with Game Of Thrones actress Emilia Clarke in a romantic comedy co-written by Emma Thompson.

Titled Last Christmas, the film is set to be directed by Paul Feig, who directed Golding in the thriller A Simple Favor, which opened earlier this month.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the upcoming movie will be a holiday romance set in London.

In an interview with Radio Times, English playwright Bryony Kimmings, who is co-scripting the screenplay with Thompson, said the film is named after the classic Christmas song of the same name by English musical duo, Wham!.

Golding, 31, is a Malaysia-born British actor whose mother is of Iban ancestry.

The former TV presenter is riding on the huge box-office success of Crazy Rich Asians, which has made more than US$140 million (S$191.8 million) in the United States and more than $6.5 million here, and has become one of the hottest leading men of the moment.

Yip Wai Yee

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 20, 2018, with the headline 'Henry Golding to star with Emilia Clarke in romcom'. Print Edition | Subscribe