'Mr. Malcolm's List' with Freida Pinto is a regency romance perfect for 'Bridgerton' fans

We have updates on the long-awaited "Mr. Malcolm's List'! Prepare to swoon

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(Image credit: Ross Ferguson / Bleecker Street)

It's true—we burn for regency romances. 

Now that Mr. Malcolm's List, a long-awaited book-to-film adaptation, finally has a release date, we've almost forgotten about our favorite Viscount. (Johnathan Bailey, who?) But this so-called Pride & Prejudice-Bridgerton hybrid is a sensation in its own right, and should be treated as such. 

Filmmaker Emma Holly Jones first reimagined the novel into a short film for Refinery29 three years ago. Now, a full-length feature from Bleecker Street will swoop in to satiate fans of period romances. 

Is it getting hot in here, or is it just Jeremy Malcom, England's most eligible bachelor?

Jeremy Malcom is keen on finding the woman of his dreams, but she must check off every item on his list first. Unfortunately,  Julia Thistlewaite did not make the cut, much to her disappointment.

Julia decided the best way to overcome this incredible burden would be through revenge, one of the more unique breakup coping mechanisms favorited by many historical romance protagonists. With a little help from her friend Selina, Julia turned her right-hand woman into Mr. Malcom's ideal bride-to-be. But will he catch on to their ruse?

'Mr. Malcolm's List' cast

Curious who's who? Have a look below. 

Actors Sam Heughan and Constance Wu were originally slated to have parts in the upcoming film, however, they did not continue with the project. Despite their absence, we are anxious to see what this cast of characters has in store for us. 

  • Freida Pinto as Selina Dalton
  • Ṣọpẹ́ Dìrísù as Jeremy Malcom
  • Oliver Jackson-Cohen as Lord Cassidy
  • Zawe Ashton as Julia
  • Sophie Vavasseur as Lady Gwyneth Amberton
  • Ashley Park
  • Theo James

Pinto is especially glad to take on the role of Selina.

"Selina’s story is really that of a country girl," the actor told Vanity Fair. "How would she present that in society? No matter who you are or what race you belong to, your stories are still relevant.”

We love that the genre is embracing diversity, just like Bridgerton’s South Asian representation from season 2. 

'Mr. Malcolm's List' trailer

Although Bleecker Street has yet to issue a trailer for the upcoming release, you can get a sense of the story and how it will all unfold with Jones' short film via Refinery29.

'Mr. Malcolm's List' release date

Summer's off to a hot start, and we're not just talking about the weather. (Though feel free to adjust that capsule wardrobe accordingly.) 

Mr. Malcom's List will hit theaters on July 1, though streaming information is currently unavailable at this time. The moment we know more, you'll be the first to know. (Consider us your personal Lady Whistledown.) 

'Mr. Malcolm's List' book

Now that you've devoured the Bridgerton books in order and familiarized yourself with some of the genre's other popular names (in addition to Julia Quinn), meet Suzanne Allain, the author of Mr. Malcom's List. She's bound to become one of your new go-to writers, especially if you're looking for a beach read this summer. 


Mr. Malcolm's List by Suzanne Allain 
$11.63 / £4.31

Need us? We'll be patiently waiting for Mr. Malcom to hit the scene. Following along @mrmalcolmslist on Instagram for the latest updates. 

Danielle Valente
Digital News Writer

Need a TV show recommendation? Maybe a few decor tips? Danielle, a digital news writer at Future, has you covered. Her work appears throughout the company’s lifestyle brands, including My Imperfect Life, Real Homes, and woman&home. Mainly, her time is spent at My Imperfect Life, where she’s attuned to the latest entertainment trends and dating advice for Gen Z.

Before her time at Future, Danielle was the editor of Time Out New York Kids, where she got to experience the best of the city from the point of view of its littlest residents. Before that, she was a news editor at Elite Daily. Her work has also appeared in Domino, Chowhound, and amNewYork, to name a few. 

When Danielle’s not writing, you can find her testing out a new recipe, reading a book (suggestions always welcome), or rearranging the furniture in her apartment…again.