Barack And Michelle Obama First Date Movie ‘Southside With You’ – See PHOTOS
The plot of the film is described as “chronicling the summer 1989 afternoon when the future President of the United States of America, Barack Obama, wooed his future First Lady on an epic first date across Chicago’s South Side.”
As Gossip Cop previously reported, the Obamas went to see Spike Lee’s Do The Right Thing for their first date. It worked, and the couple talked about it when the film celebrated its 25th anniversary in June 2014. The couple released a video in which the First Lady revealed, “He was trying to show me his sophisticated side by selecting an independent filmmaker, and it ended up being a pretty good movie — really great!” President Obama said, “Spike, thank you for helping me impress Michelle, and thank you for telling a powerful story.”
Relatively unknown actors Parker Sawyers and Tika Sumpter are playing the young versions of Obama and his future wife, then known as Michelle Robinson. The first date even included the couple’s first kiss.
The film, written and directed by Richard Tanne, is currently filming in Chicago, and is slated to hit theaters sometime in 2016. See the first photos below of Sawyers and Sumpter in character as the President and First Lady, and tell us what you think!