Tika Sumpter To Play Michelle Obama In Romance Film

December 6, 2014  |  

Tika Sumpter has landed the role of Michelle Obama in the romance film “Southside With You.” The film will focus on the early romance stages of The Obamas. According to Indiewire,

The project is being pitched as a “Before Sunset”-style type of movie (in short, man, woman, lots of mostly profound conversation over a period of time), which will take place entirely in one day during the summer of 1989, when one Barack Obama (then a first-year Harvard Law student) took his future wife, Michelle (an associate at a Chicago law firm), out on a first date, which included a tour of Chicago’s South Side.

The film will be directed by Richard Tanne and produced by Stephanie Allain. Reportedly Richard Tanne and Tika Sumpter worked on the script together. Sumpter will serve as an executive producer on the project.

Young Obama has not been cast just yet. Therefore this gives us time to voice our opinion! Who would you like to see on screen as our president?

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