Tika Sumpter to Play Michelle Obama in New Romance Film About the President & First Lady


Tika Sumpter is reportedly set to take on the role of a young Michelle Obama in an upcoming romance film.

Deadline reports that a new movie, Southside with You, is in development. The movie will chronicle the summer of 1989 when President Obama pursued Michelle while living in southside Chicago.

Obama, then an idealistic first-year Harvard Law student, took a summer job as an associate at Chicago law firm Sidley Austin where he fell for lawyer Michelle Robinson, his younger boss. Southside With You spans the day she agreed to go out with him when the two visited the Art Institute, took a long walk, and caught a showing of Spike Lee’s new film, Do The Right Thing. They were married in 1992.

Filming is scheduled for July 2015, but there’s no word on who’s been chosen to play Barack Obama yet. It sounds like this movie could be really great!

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