The romantic comedy Mr. Malcolm’s List has added Constance Wu and Sam Heughan to the cast which has already booked Freida Pinto, Sope Dirisu, and Oliver Jackson-Cohen.
The film, a modern and original take on the period genre, will be directed by Emma Holly Jones, based on her short film which gathered over one million views on YouTube. Jones’ short film was based on a novel of the same name.
Wu will play Julie, a society lady rejected by London’s most eligible bachelor Mr. Malcolm (Dirisu), after not meeting the requirements for a bride. Due to feeling embarrassed, she and her friend Selina (Pinto) get revenge on Mr. Malcom by making him believe he’s found his match. All seems to be working until Henry (Heughan) threatens their plan by courting Selina and Lord Cassidy (Jackson-Cohen) gets involved in the scheme. Throughout it all, Mr. Malcolm wonders if he has found the perfect woman.
Wu and Pinto will executive produce with Refinery29, who the producers developed the short with.