The film’s production was extremely delayed, but it appears that the team behind it understood the issue well, as a press release introducing fresh actors in July 2020 claimed that the film was intended for a 2022 release date. Sadly, no new details about the launch date have emerged since then.
However, because the film is currently listed on IMDb as being in post-production, there is some optimism that “Mr Malcolm’s List” will be launched during the first half of 2022. Ideally, a sneak peek or a trailer will be published shortly. In February of this year, the short film was released and is currently available on YouTube.
Initially, the short film’s ensemble, including Chan, Dirisu, Pinto, and Oliver Jackson-Cohen, who plays a secondary role, all planned to reunite. Still, there’s been a few crucial cast changes as a result of performers’ fluctuating itineraries. For example, according to a press statement issued in July 2020, Constance Wu will replace Chan as Julia Thistlewaite, while “Outlander’s” Sam Heughan will play an unspecified part.
Since then, however, it looks that Wu has been forced to withdraw due to conflicting schedules, possibly due to another postponement in filming. Variety published an amended cast list in March 2021, just as production got underway and Zawe Ashton took Wu’s place, while Theo James and Ashley Park joined in additional parts. It’s unclear at this time whether or not Heughan will remain on the show. Apart from that, Dirisu, Pinto, and Jackson-Cohen are all sticking with their respective parts.
Dirisu plays an eligible bachelor named Mr Malcolm, who is having difficulty finding a wife in this period piece set in 18th-century England. So, to make things simpler, he creates a list of prerequisites for becoming his wife. However, Julia Thistlewaite (Ashton) is adamant that she can woo him. However, Julia Thistlewaite (Ashton) is adamant that she can woo him. But Malcolm and Julia’s get-together probably won’t work, and shortly Julia discovers out more about the list via Lord Cassidy’s (Jackson-Cohen) buddy.
As a result, Julie resolves to enlist the support of her dear friend Selina Dalton (Pinto), who will travel to London to assist her in exacting vengeance. What is the game plan? Before she pulls the rug out from under Malcolm, Julia will ensure that Selina is the ideal match for him based on their mutual preferences. Unfortunately, actual emotions get in the way, and before long, Julia, Selina, Malcolm, and other eligible men and women are caught up in a tangled web of love and vengeance.