Unreleased George Michael tracks are set to feature on the soundtrack of a new movie starring Emilia Clarke and Henry Golding. The comedy film “Last Christmas” will provide a showcase for the late singer’s musical talent, including the unforgettable Wham Yuletide hit named in the movie’s title.

The new romantic comedy from Universal Pictures will be directed by Paul Feig - whose previous projects have included the Golden Globe-nominated “Bridesmaids” and the 2016 remake of “Ghostbusters” - and was inspired by the Wham track.

Clarke and Golding pairing

The pairing of “Game of Thrones” actress Clarke and “Crazy Rich Asians” star Golding sees them taking the leading roles in the rom-com, with the expectation that George’s Music will provide a classic, accompanying soundtrack. Clarke’s character ‘Kate’ is said to make a habit of making bad decisions in her life including a job as an elf in a Christmas shop, but she then meets Tom (played by Golding) who begins to break down the perceived barriers she puts up.

Initial contributions from George

Script credits go to Emma Thompson and the comedian Bryony Kimmings, with plans for the film to provide a festive treat when it is released next November. It has been suggested that George had himself been involved in the project prior to his death, although Kimmings told Radio Times that she wasn’t sure how much of his original contributions and ideas remained in the final script.

Gig to celebrate George’s birthday

George Michael devotees have had further welcome news this week after his family agreed to plans for a star-studded gathering to reflect on the much-missed star’s life and music, as they mark what would have been his 56th birthday next year. Tickets for the eagerly-anticipated show on June 25th are now on sale, as the O2 Academy in Brixton, south London will open its doors for the celebratory event.

Childline charity to benefit

Several members of his original band have confirmed their interest in taking part in the upcoming future gig, including Shirley Lewis, with proceeds from ticket sales providing additional much-needed revenue for Childline. It is believed that kind-hearted George secretly pledged a figure of around two million pounds to the charity from the royalties from his popular 1996 hit “Jesus To A Child”, reflecting his interest in and support for their continued good works.

There was an outpouring of emotion and tributes from George’s fans after his untimely death on Christmas Day 2016. Interest in his music and life took centre stage in the immediate aftermath, as the public remembered his vast contribution to popular music in a career spanning more than three decades both in the group Wham and later as a solo artist.