First trailer drops for Game of Thrones star Iwan Rheon's new Christmas movie with Freida Pinto

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Photo credit: Sky

Game of Thrones star Iwan Rheon is swapping the skin-flaying for some good old Christmas cheer next month alongside Slumdog Millionaire's Freida Pinto.

Set to premiere on Sky Cinema and NOW on Friday, December 10, his musical movie A Christmas Number One puts the former Ramsay Bolton actor in the role of thrash-metalhead Blake Cutter, who's convinced by his niece Nina (News of the World's Helena Zengel) to write a Christmas tune.

Take a look at all the festive cheer with the first trailer above.

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Photo credit: Sky

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Directed by BAFTA winner Chris Cottam and integrating original music from Guy Chambers – including 'A Christmas Wish' sung by Cerys Matthews and Rheon – this one also features a slew of other big names in the form of singing sensation Alfie Boe (Mr Selfridge), Debi Mazar (Goodfellas) and Richard Fleeshman (Coronation Street).

An official synopsis reads: "Fresh from a breakup with the world's hottest popstar, music manager Meg Rai (Pinto) leaves New York for London to manage a boyband, 5 Together, who are desperate for a Christmas hit after their latest self-written album flopped."

That's when Blake gets the advice to change up his sound a little by niece Nina, before Meg realizes she may be onto to something with his festive hit. The synopsis continues: "Will this be the Christmas number one the boy band desperately needs or will Blake, the song, and Nina show Meg what truly matters?"

Photo credit: Sky
Photo credit: Sky

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Elsewhere on the Most Wonderful Time of the Year front, none other than Dwayne Johnson is busy developing a Christmas movie with Fast & Furious writer Chris Morgan.

It's titled Red One and has been described as "a globe-trotting, four-quadrant action-adventure comedy, imagining a whole new universe to explore within the holiday genre".

Sounds about right.

A Christmas Number One is available on Sky Cinema and NOW from December 10.

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