Posted by | Ray Cornelius
The first trailer for the Obama inspired romance “Southside With You” dropped on Thursday and we are super excited. The new film stars Tika Sumpter as the future First Lady of the United States Michelle Robinson and Parker Sawyers as the future President of the United States—Barack H. Obama.
As previously reported, the film chronicles the summer afternoon of 1989 when Barack and Michelle went on their first date across Chicago’s South Side. Barack fell for Michelle when the two first met at a Chicago law firm. He was a first-year Harvard Law student, who took a job as an associate and she was his much younger boss. After much convincing, Michelle took Barack up on his offer and the two visited the Art Institute, caught Spike Lee’s film, “Do the Right Thing” and shared a curbside kiss in front of Baskin-Robbins in Chicago’s Hyde Park.
The film is taken from Richard Tanne’s screenplay and is being produced by Tracey Bing and Stephanie Allain. The film also stars Vanessa Bell Calloway, Jerod Haynes, Donald Paul, Preston Tate Jr. and premiered at 2016 Sundance Film Festival.
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