Romance meets revenge when a woman scorned goes after London’s most eligible bachelor in “Mr. Malcolm’s List.” The Bleeker Street film adaptation puts a regency-era spin on rom-coms for a tale based on author Suzanne Allain’s book of the same name.
The trailer for “Mr. Malcolm’s List,” which debuted on May 25, stars Zawe Ashton as Julia Thistlewaite, who’s jilted by Ṣọpẹ́ Dìrísù’s Mr. Malcolm after failing to meet his laundry list of qualifications for a bride. Feeling embarrassed by his actions, Julia enlists the help of her good friend, Selina Dalton (Freida Pinto), to assist her in a plan to fool Mr. Malcolm into thinking she’s his ideal match.
“If we present you as the perfect woman, then he discovers he does not meet the requirements on your list, that would be a perfect sort of poetic justice,” Ashton’s Julia says in the clip. However, her vengeful plan goes awry when her ex-lover and friend begin to fall for one another. In the end, the puppet scheme will prove if this love story is simply a fairy tale or the real deal.
“Mr. Malcolm’s List” premieres in theaters this summer. Learn more about the film ahead, including the cast, plot, release date, trailer, and first-look photos.