Tessa Thompson and Nnamdi Asomugha to Star in ‘Sylvie’ February 23, 2019 JB PRESS RELEASE: Tessa Thompson and Nnamdi Asomugha are set to star in the feature film “Sylvie.”Eugene Ashe has written the screenplay and will direct with production currently underway.The film is described as a love story set in the cool jazz era of New York City in the late 1950’s/early 1960’s. Sylvie (played by Thompson) meets aspiring saxophonist Robert (played by Asomugha) when he takes a job at her father’s record store in Harlem. After a summer romance comes to an end, the two fatefully reconnect several years later and find that their feelings for each other have never disappeared.Asomugha will produce through his iAm21 Entertainment banner alongside Jonathan Baker (“The Banker”), Gabrielle Glore (“Dirty Laundry”), and Matthew Thurm (“Crown Heights”). Thompson will executive produce. — Variety Read the full press release here.