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Tessa Thompson To Star in 'The Listener' Movie in Only On-Screen Role

Tessa Thompson To Star in 'The Listener' Movie in Only On-Screen Role

Tessa Thompson has wrapped production on her upcoming movie called The Listener.

According to Deadline, the 38-year-old actress is the only on-screen role in the film, which is directed by Steve Buscemi.

The story will follow Beth, a helpline volunteer who fields calls from all types of people who face their own struggles – loneliness, hopelessness, and sorrow. As a year goes by, more calls come in, overwhelming Beth as she does not know how each scenario will play out. Soon, Beth’s own story is unraveled and it becomes clearer as to why she became a helpline volunteer to begin with.

The movie is in the vein of Jake Gyllenhaal‘s recent movie, The Guilty, in which he was one of the only on screen roles and played a demoted cop fielding 9-1-1 calls.

If you missed it, Tessa was most recently spotted filming new scenes for Westworld.

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