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Your First Look at Barack and Michelle Obama’s Biopic ‘Southside With You’

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We told you president Barack Obama and Michelle Obama’s love story is on the way to the big screen!

Now we have a first look at Southside With You stars Parker Sawyers and Tika Sumpter as the future First Couple.

Sawyers will play president Obama and Sumpter will star as the first lady. This is of course, before Obama knew he would live in the White House and govern the free world or marry the then Michelle Robinson—okay maybe after their date, he had high hopes!

Sawyers, known for his work in Zero Dark Thirty (2012) and Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014), gives a cool impersonation of the future president wearing Obama’s go-to khaki trousers with a neatly tucked-in button-up shirt.


And to say Sumpter (Ride Along, Bessie) flawlessly channels the First Lady wearing her hair in an elegant French roll and pencil skirt, would be a gross understatement!

The film is set in the summer of 1989, when young Obama and Robinson had their first date. The young couple saw Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing as a first date—which we can all be sure sparked a lot of fiery debate among the young lawyers.

Southside With You is slated for release next year! And it’s a timely one as the country will find itself in search of its next president. 

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