Gemma Chan & Freida Pinto To Star In ‘Mr. Malcolm’s List’ Based On Short Film

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Exclusive: Refinery29, Untitled Entertainment, and Rebelle Media’s period romantic comedy Mr. Malcolm’s List from director Emma Holly Jones is being expanded to a feature.

Pic will rep Jones’ feature directorial debut and star Crazy Rich AsiansGemma Chan and Slumdog Millionaire‘s Freida Pinto who headlined the original short.

Written by Suzanne Allain and based on her novel of the same name, Mr. Malcolm’s List will cast color consciously, using a culturally diverse cast to reclaim historical narratives that are traditionally played by white actors. Mr. Malcolm’s List is one of the highest-rated scripts on The Black List website and is accompanied by an award-winning podcast of the same name.

Refinery29, Untitled Entertainment, and Rebelle Media first partnered on the short film which also starred Sope Dirisu, and Oliver Jackson-Cohen. Set in early 1800s England, a young lady (Chan) engages in courtship with a mysterious wealthy suitor,
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