We will probably have to wait a bit longer for the epically-scaled Barack Obama biopic, but until then we’ll have to settle for a Before Sunrise-style indie romance about his first date with First Lady Michelle Obama.
Deadline is reporting that Richard Tanne is set to writer and direct Southside with You, which will chronicle the 1989 first date between a young Obama and a lawyer then named Michelle Robinson. The future first lady will be played by actress Tika Sumpter (seen below in a still from the James Brown biopic Get on Up. Casting has not yet been announced for Barack Obama.
You can watch the first couple reminisce about their first date, which ended with a showing of the new Spike Lee joint Do the Right Thing, below, via The White House:
[Photo via screengrab]
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