Sam Heughan Joins the Cast of a New Period Drama, Mr Malcolm's List

Caroline Hallemann
Photo credit: Michael Kovac - Getty Images
Photo credit: Michael Kovac - Getty Images

From Town & Country

Outlander fans know Sam Heughan for his performance as Jamie Fraser, a Scottish highlander in the 1700s. But he'll soon appear in a very different kind of period drama. Heughan was just cast in a Regency era-set rom-com called Mr Malcolm's List.

Here's what we know so far.

Heughan is joining a stacked cast for the film.

Sope Dirisu will star as the titular Mr Malcom, while Constance Wu, Frieda Pinto, and Oliver Jackson-Cohen round out the cast.

“I am so incredibly excited and honoured to have Constance and Sam join this cast," said director Emma Holly Jones. "Their talents know no bounds and I cannot wait to show the world our take on a Regency era romantic comedy.”

The film is based on a book by the same name.

Suzanne Allain's Mr Malcolm’s List is set to debut on July 28. Allain previously adapted her idea into a short film for Refinery29, which also stars Dirisu. Watch it in full above.

Per Deadline, "Sope Dirisu is returning for the feature as the titular Mr Malcolm, London’s most eligible bachelor. When Julia (Constance Wu) is jilted by him after she failed to meet one of the items on his list of requirements for a bride, she enlists her friend Selina (Pinto) to help her take revenge."

It's unclear at this point, what role Heughan will play in the project.

A release date has yet to be announced.

We'll continue to update as soon as we know more.

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