Tessa Thompson and Nnamdi Asomugha to Star in “Sylvie”

Tessa Thompson. Photo by Broadimage/REX/Shutterstock (9376171n)

Sylvie has found its leads. 

The period drama has tapped Tessa Thompson and Nnamdi Asomugha to star as its female and male leads. Thompson and are also set to executive produce and produce the jazz era love story.

According to multiple sources, the period romance follows Sylvie (Thompson) as she 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.

Eugene Ashe is set to direct the feature set in late 1950’s/early 1960’s New York City. Ashe also penned the script. Cinematographer Declan Quinn has been tapped to shoot the film. 

Asomugha will produce through his iAm21 Entertainment banner alongside Jonathan Baker, Gabrielle Glore, and Matthew Thurm.