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Tessa Thompson Sundance Film ‘Sylvie’s Love’ Acquired by

Sylvie's Love

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Amazon Studios has picked up worldwide rights to “Sylvie’s Love,” a interval romance starring Tessa Thompson, in keeping with a person with data of the deal.

The movie, which Amazon acquired the worldwide rights to for a excessive seven-figure price ticket, premiered on the 2020 Sundance Film Festival.

Written and directed by Eugene Ashe, “Sylvie’s Love” is a lush love story set within the cool jazz period of New York City that spans a number of years within the late 1950s and early 1960s. Thompson provides a strong efficiency within the movie as Ashe, melds music into his romance for a wealthy interval piece. “Sylvie’s Love” performed in competitors within the U.S. Dramatic part.

The movie follows Sylvie (Thompson) who meets aspiring saxophonist Robert (Nnamdi Asomugha) when he takes a job at her father’s file retailer in Harlem. After a summer season romance that involves an finish, the 2 fatefully reconnect a number of years later and discover that their emotions for one another have by no means disappeared.

Producers on the mission included Asomugha, Gabrielle Glore, Jonathan T. Baker, and Matthew Thurm. Executive producers included Thompson, Bobbi Sue Luther, Akbar Gbajabiamila and Matt Rachamkin.

“Sylvie’s Love” additionally stars Eva Longoria, Aja Naomi King (“The Birth Of A Nation”), Alano Miller (“Loving”), Erica Gimpel (“God Friended Me”), Jemima Kirke (“Girls”), John Magaro (“The Big Short”), Lance Reddick (“John Wick”), MC Lyte, Regé-Jean Page (“Roots”), Ryan Michelle Bathe (“This Is Us”) and Tone Bell (“Little”).

In addition to “Sylvie’s Love” Amazon picked up North American rights to Phyllida Lloyd’s “Herself” in the course of the competition, after which shelled out $12 million for Alan Ball’s “Uncle Frank.”

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