Tika Sumpter to Play Michelle Obama in Biopic

Tika Sumpter got the role, as young Michelle Obama is the romantic-comedy, “Southside with You.”

o-MICHELLE-OBAMA-900The movie is a biography that documents the summer of 1989 when the future President of the United States, Barack Obama, asked the future First Lady on their first date in Southside Chicago.

The movie is centered on Barack Obama and the First Lady going to the screening of Spike Lee’s “Do the Right Thing.” The romantic film also documents the first couple’s first kiss, in front of an ice cream parlor, that lead to them becoming the nation’s first African American presidential family.050915-celebs-tika-sumpter-parker-sawyers

Parker Sawyers will play Barack Obama. Sawyers played in movies such as Zero-Dark Thirty, Hyde Park, and Hudson. This will be Sawyers first leading role, which could be career-changing. First time director, Richard Tanne, wrote the film. Production is set to begin as early as this summer in Chicago.

The film is set to release in 2016.


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