A film on Barack Obama’s first date with wife in works

Producer Glendon Palmer is developing a film “Southside With You”, which is inspired by the first 1989 date of US President Barack Obama with now wife Michelle Obama.

At that time the President was a young firm summer associate and his wife was known as lawyer Michelle Robinson.

The story follows the couple on a date that took them from the Art Institute of Chicago to a screening of Spike Lee’s “Do the Right Thing” to the site of their first kiss outside of an ice cream parlour, reported Deadline.

Tika Sumpter (‘Get on Up’) will star as Michelle, 51. Casting is underway for the role of Barack Obama, 53.

Richard Tanne makes his directorial debut with the project based on his screenplay.

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