- Constance Wu and Sam Heughan join the cast of the romantic comedy ‘Mr. Malcolm’s List’
Crazy Rich Asians star Constance Wu and Outlander‘s Sam Heughan have joined the cast of romantic comedy Mr. Malcolm’s List. The cast also includes Freida Pinto, Sope Dirisu, and Oliver Jackson-Cohen.
Wu will also serve as an executive producer for the movie. International rights of the film are being repped by WestEnd Films, who will show buyers a first exclusive presentation of the film during the Cannes virtual market.
Mr. Malcolm’s List will be directed by Emma Holly Jones with the story being an expansion of her short film that reached over 1 million views on Youtube.
The story centers around Julia (Wu), a society lady jilted by London’s most eligible bachelor Mr. Malcolm (Dirisu), when she fails to meet one of the items on his list of requirements for a bride. Feeling shunned and humiliated, she enlists her friend Selina (Pinto) to help her take revenge on Mr. Malcolm by tricking him into thinking he has found his perfect match. The plan appears to be working when Henry (Heughan) threatens Julia’s scheme by courting Selina as well. After the bumbling Lord Cassidy (Jackson-Cohen) begins meddling in the foursome’s affairs, the course of true love becomes rocky. And Mr. Malcolm wonders whether he’s found the perfect woman…or the perfect hoax.
Suzanne Allain wrote the script based on a novel of the same name, which boosted the popularity of the short film, which received a major publishing deal and will be released worldwide on July 28 by Berkley Press.
Mr. Malcolm’s List is produced by Untitled Entertainment’s Laura Rister, Rebelle Media’s Laura Lewis, Blinder Films’ Katie Holly, and Emma Holly Jones. Pinto will also serve as an executive producer alongside Refinery29 who also developed the short.
Principal photography will begin in Spring 202 in Ireland.