A feature film about President Barack Obama’s courtship of Michelle is in the works at producer Stephanie Allain’s (Hustle & Flow, Beyond the Lights) Homegrown Pictures.

According to, Southside With You will follow the summer 1989 afternoon when the future President of the United States convinced his future First Lady to go on a date across Chicago’s South Side.

Tika Sumpter (OWN’s The Haves and The Have Nots) will playMichelle Obama, while the search continues for the role of a young Barack.

As the story goes, the couple’s first date took some convincing. 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.

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