Mr. Malcolm's List
A dance of seduction set in Regency era England (early 19th Century). Jane Austen in color. Starring Freida Pinto (Slumdog Millionaire) and Ashley Park (Emily in Paris). Directed by Emma Holly Jones
“Lush, lavish, frisky, delightful, vital” – IndieWire
“I wanted these women to reflect our society today and our audience today and, most importantly, I wanted to create a film that gave lots of young brown and Black girls around the world the ability to have their own Jane Austen film.” – Jones
“A witty tale of 19th-century London’s competitive marriage market.”
-The Hollywood Reporter
When she fails to meet an item on his list of requirements for a bride, Julia Thistlewaite (Zawe Ashton) is jilted by London’s most eligible bachelor, Mr. Malcolm (Ṣọpẹ́ Dìrísù). Feeling humiliated and determined to exact revenge, she convinces her friend Selina Dalton (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.