Bleecker Street today unveiled the trailer for its Regency-era rom-com, Mr. Malcolm’s List, starring Zawe Ashton (The Handmaid’s Tale) and Ṣọpẹ́ Dìrísù (Gangs of London), which is slated for release in theaters in July 1st.
The film written by Suzanne Allain is based on her novel of the same name. It’s a Regency-era rom-com centered on Julia Thistlewaite (Ashton), who is jilted by London’s most eligible bachelor, Mr. Malcolm (Dìrísù), when she fails to meet an item on his list of requirements for a bride. Feeling humiliated and determined to exact revenge, she convinces her friend Selina Dalton (Hillbilly Elegy‘s Freida Pinto) to play the role of his ideal match. Soon, Mr. Malcolm wonders whether he’s found the perfect woman…or the perfect hoax.
Oliver Jackson-Cohen (The Invisible Man), Ashley Park (Girls5eva) and Theo James (The Time Traveler’s Wife) also star in the film from director Emma Holly Jones.
Bleecker Street is an independently financed distributor based in New York City that was founded by Andrew Karpen in 2014. Its recent releases include Fran Kranz’s Sundance drama Mass starring Reed Birney, Ann Dowd, Jason Isaacs and Martha Plimpton; Maren Eggert’s German Oscar entry I’m Your Man, starring Dan Stevens; Michel Franco’s Sundown with Tim Roth and Charlotte Gainsbourg; and Malgorzata Szumowska and Michal Englert’s Infinite Storm with Naomi Watts. Upcoming releases include Abi Damaris Corbin’s Sundance thriller 892, starring John Boyega and the late Michael K. Williams, James Pondsoldt’s Summering and the Helen Mirren starrer Golda, from Oscar-winning director Guy Nattiv. Currently in theaters from Bleecker is Scott McGehee and David Siegel’s drama, Montana Story.
The trailer for Mr. Malcolm’s List can be found above.
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