Tessa Thompson and Nnamdi Asomugha will star in an upcoming jazz-era romance film titled ‘Sylvie.’ Set in New York City between the late 1950s and early 1960s, the film follows Sylvie (Thompson) who meets aspiring saxophonist Robert (Asomugha) when he takes a job at her father’s record store in Harlem. After a summer romance that comes to an end, the two fatefully reconnect several years later and find that their feelings for each other have never disappeared.
According to Deadline, ‘Sylvie’ is currently in production and will be directed by Eugene Ashe, who also serves as the screenwriter. Asomugha and Thompson will not only star in the film, but the pair will also be producing and executive producing. Asomugha will produce the film through his iAm21 Entertainment label along with Jonathan Baker, Gabrielle Glore, and Matthew Thurm.
Tessa Thompson will also star in the upcoming film, ‘Men in Black: International,’ as well as the voice of character Lady in live-action/ CG hybrid remake of ‘Lady And The Tramp’ for Disney.