Untitled Entertainment and Rebelle Media Team with Director Emma Holly Jones On "Mr. Malcolm's List"

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Mr. Malcolm’s List will mark Emma Holly Jones’ feature directorial debut and star Gemma Chan (Crazy Rich Asians) and Freida Pinto (Slumdog Millionaire) and is the feature adaptation of a successful Refinery29 Short Film.

The film will be produced by Untitled Entertainment’s Laura Rister and Rebelle Media’s Laura Lewis.  Alison Owen (Elizabeth) will serve as an executive producer alongside Refinery29.

Written by Suzanne Allain and based on her novel of the same name, the period romantic comedy will cast color consciously, using a culturally diverse cast to reclaim historical narratives that are traditionally played by white actors. 

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Mr. Malcolm’s List is one of the highest-rated scripts on The Black List website and is accompanied by an award-winning podcast of the same name.

Refinery29, Untitled Entertainment, and Rebelle Media first partnered on a proof of concept short film of the same name which Holly Jones directed and stars Sope Dirisu, Gemma Chan, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, and Freida Pinto. Set in early 1800s England, a young lady (Chan) engages in courtship with a mysterious wealthy suitor, Mr. Malcolm, unaware of his unattainable list of demands for his future wife.  Since its premiere on February 14, the short has enjoyed a successful launch on Refinery29.com.

"I have always loved championing new voices in front of and behind the camera but getting these works financed is the difficulty,” said Laura Rister, Untitled Entertainment. “Emma Holly Jones crafted a fresh and modern take on this genre, one that brought chills to all of us, and helped us gain the attention of Refinery29 and this amazing cast. If I could only work on projects with such a bold spin, I’d be a happy producer!  Having the opportunity, in partnership with Refinery29, to support a filmmaker and her vision in this way, and to enable the film to get made is a dream.”

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"I launched Rebelle Media in order to create commercial content that puts a unique lens on the world and especially how we view women in it,” said Rebelle Media’s Laura Lewis. “Emma's bold vision for this project immediately piqued our interest, because it shook up the traditional narrative. We are proud to re-team with the fantastic group behind our short film to bring this romantic, funny, and innovative feature film to life."

“Mr. Malcolm’s List is the perfect example of quality content created through an inclusive, intersectional lens,” said Amy Emmerich, Chief Content Officer, Refinery29. “[Director Emma] Jones is a force with a fresh voice -- we’re so honored to be an incubator for her talent and this story, and are thrilled to support this story as a feature-length film.” 

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Refinery29 proudly continues to cultivate and spotlight the voices of women directors, telling stories outside the narrow lens of the overwhelmingly male-dominated industry through their Shatterbox short film series, which has garnered more than 10 million views across Refinery29 platforms. 

Now in its second season, the initiative has ushered in the directorial debut of Sevigny's short “Kitty,” which premiered at Cannes Film Festival, Kristen Stewart’s short film, “Come Swim,” which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and Anu Valia’s short film, “Lucia Before and After,” which won the Sundance Jury Prize for the Short Film category.

Furthering their commitment to providing emerging female filmmakers with support and continued opportunities to realize their creative vision across multiple platforms, Refinery29 recently announced a partnership with NEON, the studio behind movies such as I, Tonya and Three Identical Strangers, to acquire and co-distribute female-driven films.

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Chan is represented by Independent Talent Group and WME and Pinto is repped by CAA and Principal Entertainment.


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