First Look at Parker Sawyers and Tika Sumpter as Barack and Michelle Obama in ‘Southside With You’

PHOTO CREDIT: Courtesy of IM Global
PHOTO CREDIT: Courtesy of IM Global

IM Global and producers State Street Pictures have launched production in Chicago on “Southside With You,” the romantic dramedy inspired by Barack and Michelle Obama’s first date.

The film is focused on the 1989 date when a young Obama — portrayed by Parker Sawyers — was trying to woo lawyer Michelle Robinson (played by Tika Sumpter) on a summer afternoon and evening.

The date took place at the Art Institute of Chicago, followed by a screening of Spike Lee’s “Do the Right Thing” and their first kiss outside of an ice cream parlor.

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SOURCE: Variety, Dave McNary

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