Sylvie’s Love Trailer: Tessa Thompson Finds Romance at the Wrong Time This Christmas


Amazon has released a new trailer for Sylvie’s Love. The period-set romance stars Tessa Thompson (Thor: Ragnarok, Creed) in the leading role, with filmmaker Eugene Ashe behind the camera. In the movie, which takes place in New York City in 1957, “the jazz is smooth and the air sultry,” per the studio. As we can see from the trailer, that appears to be a fair representation of the love story at hand.

The trailer starts with Tessa Thompson discussing a new boy who has just started working at her father’s record store. Or rather, she is refusing to talk about him as a friend pester’s her for information. Sylvie and this man bond over their shared love of culture, particularly music and TV. Romance naturally follows. Unfortunately, circumstances dictate that they must part ways. But life has a way of bringing them back together again down the line.

Nnamdi Asomugha, Aja Naomi King, Jemima Kirke, Tone Bell, Alano Miller, Wendi Mclendon-Covey and Eva Longoria round out the cast. The movie was written and directed by Eugene Ashe. It was produced by Nnamdi Asomugha, Gabrielle Glore, Jonathan T. Baker, Eugene Ashe and Matthew Thurm, with Tessa Thompson, Bobbi Sue Luther, Akbar Gbajabiamila, Matt Rachamkin, Sidra Smith and Emmet Dennis on board as executive producers. Amazon Prime scooped up the rights to this movie coming out of Sundance, and it’s said they paid in the high seven-figure range for it. With a Christmas release forthcoming, it seems they may view this as an Oscar contender.

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