Henry Golding lands next Hollywood gig alongside Game Of Thrones' Emilia Clarke

Henry Golding lands next Hollywood gig alongside Game Of Thrones' Emilia Clarke
Henry Golding will star in a romantic comedy set in London with Game Of Thrones actress Emilia Clarke.
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SINGAPORE - Crazy Rich Asians 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 in September.

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

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

Stars of Crazy Rich Asians shine bright at Singapore premiere

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    Actor Henry Golding (R) and his wife Liv Lo (L) arrive at the film premiere of "Crazy Rich Asians" at the Capitol Theatre in Singapore on August 21, 2018.

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    Hundreds turned up at the Capitol Theatre on Tuesday night (Aug 21) to greet the stars of the film Crazy Rich Asians at the Singapore premiere of the surprise Hollywood hit.

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    The main attraction was lead actor Malaysian-British actor Henry Golding, who plays Nick Young, the heir to a fortune amassed by Singapore's wealthiest family.

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    He was joined on the carpet by his wife, actress and fitness instructor Liv Lo.

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    Also present were Singapore actors Pierre Png, Tan Kheng Hua, Koh Chieng Mun, Fiona Xie, Selena Tan, Janice Koh, Amy Cheng and Constance Lau, as well as photographer Russel Wong and others.

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    Pierre Png and wife Andrea D'cruz

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    Director John M. Chu (R) and his wife Kristin Hodge

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    Fiona Xie, who plays Kitty Pong in the film.

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    Actor Chris Pang walks the emerald carpet in Singapore.

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    The film's weekend takings of over US$35 million (S$47.9 million) in the United States has far exceeded expectations for the romantic comedy, with many seeing its success as a sign that audiences are hungry for fun love stories, and will welcome films that feature non-whites in leading roles.

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    The film, based on the 2013 bestseller of the same name by novelist Kevin Kwan, opens in theatres in Singapore on Aug 22.

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    Malaysian actress Carmen Soo.

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    Singapore actress Koh Chieng Mun.

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    Constance Lau

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    Janice Koh

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    Selena Tan

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    Producer John Penotti and guests pose at the film premiere of "Crazy Rich Asians"

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