George Michael’s music continues to live on after his tragic death, and now it’s inspiring a new holiday movie.
A film called “Last Christmas”, inspired by the Wham! hit, is officially in the works at Universal, with Emma Thompson and Bryony Kimmings co-writing and Paul Feig directing, and, it turns out, Michael himself was involved in the project before he passed away.
Kimmings spoke to Radio Times about the film and explained, “When I came on board, George was up for it. He’d already signed something to say yes, but he’d passed away.
“[When] I wrote my draft, I tried to slip in some trans people and make sure there was queer politics in there. I don’t know how much of that remains!”
While he has not seen the final draft of the script, Kimmings admitted, “I doubt there’ll be a trans lead. But I hope that there’s quite an element of queer in there, because you know it’s the story – it’s based on the song, Last Christmas.”
The original “Last Christmas” song tells the story of an unrequited love.
Said Kimmings: “George was such a massive advocate for gay rights – and a massive gay himself! – so I hope there’s a gay narrative in there.”