*The romantic dramedy “Southside With You,” inspired by Barack and Michelle Obama’s first date, has finally found an actor to play the young, future president.
IM Global and producers Bob Teitel, Tika Sumpter and director Richard Tanne cast Parker Sawyers in the role, with Sumper set to play Michelle, according to Deadline.com.
As previously reported, the film covers the eventful date in 1989 when a young associate named Barack Obama was trying to woo lawyer Michelle Robinson on a summer afternoon and evening, that took them from the Art Institute of Chicago to a screening of Spike Lee’s “Do The Right Thing,” to their first kiss outside of an ice cream parlor.
Tanne penned the script. Cameras are set to begin rolling in Chicago in August.