Tessa Thompson leads an all-star team for the indie love story Sylvie.
The film has a Notebook feel set to a jazz backdrop. Thompson stars as the titular character, Sylvie, and the film follows her summer romance with a saxophonist Robert, who works at her father’s record store in Harlem. Once the summer’s up, the two part ways and years pass. When they reconnect years later, their old feelings rush back and they realize their love for one another hasn’t died.
Eugene Ashe is the director and writer. Asomugha is producing the project. With production underway, check out who is starring alongside Thompson and Asomugha below.
Tessa Thompson as Sylvie
Nnamdi Asomugha as Robert
Ryan Michelle Bathe as Kate
Bathe will play TV cooking show producer Kate, who hires Sylvie (Thompson) as a production assistant. The working relationship brings them closer together, and Kate becomes her mentor to Sylvie.
Regé-Jean Page as Chico
Page will play Chico, a jazz drummer in the Dickie Brewster Quartet. It is unclear what King’s role is.
Aja Naomi King as Mona
Eva Longoria as Carmen
MC Lyte as Mikki
Alano Miller as Lacy
Erica Gimpel as Eunice